May 30, 1974 Judy Rivera, page 2
Skeleton's identity sought . (Continued From Metro rage) - charged the father would make the pair ;liok urine from the floor as punishment. ,-.". ,-.". ,-.". During the testimony of three other children, Virginia, 17; Eugene Bueno, 21; and David Bueno, 19, Irma's ac-"cusatinns ac-"cusatinns ac-"cusatinns were denied. The brothers and sister remembered being struck hut never being beaten. They did, however, all agree that they r had had a sister named Judy who ; disappeared around 10fi5 when the family I was residing in Riverside. I Following Irma's appearance she was taken through a rear door to avoid -meeting -meeting her father, Antonio, who was Inext on the stand. - "If I can make a statement," the L conservatively dressed father said after sitting down. "I sought legal counsel . and they told me I have a right to T counsel before any questioning. It's not that I'm not willing to let the truth be known and I mean no disrespect, but I will refuse to answer any questions." questions." True to his statement. Rivera answered answered all queries with a polite refusal. He was also shown the birth certificate but wouldn't admit to a daughter named Judy. He was asked about a ride to a babysitter's one weekend when Judy was about three years of age. The question referred to the last time any of the Rivera children remember seeing Judy. He again declined to answer. "I have evidence that indicates that the child (the skeleton) was one Judy Rivera," said Hill sternly. "If you didn't kill her feel free to tell me. Did you have a daughter named Judy? Did you kill her?" In silence Rivera was dismissed. Eugene followed his father and, like the other children Virginia and David, his memory of Judy was hazy. Rut he did say he had asked about the child's disappearance. He said he had once been told by his mother that Judy had died but later she told him the child had been abandoned. David also testified that his mother claimed the child had been abandoned. Two former neighbors of the Riveras in Riverside also testified yesterday that there had been a child named Judy, who was apparently crippled and had a hard time walking. One woman, Antoinette Antoinette Ellison, also said the child appeared appeared to suffer from malnutrition. Hill said today's session should conclude conclude the inquest as he brings forward expert testimony from doctors and police. He must establish that the bones found In the Jurupa Hills were those of Judy and not some other child. The inquest was to begin at 9 a.m. in the Fontana City Council chambers. Bare Staters barely find new location COLTON - The third time's the charm. So say the coordinators of the California Miss Rare State Taceant who after two unsuccessful attempts at getting a pageant site have finally found a home at the Rodger Young Center in Los Angeles. The competition is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 30. The pageant was originally planned for the Indian Hills Country Club in Riverside, and when that fell through, it. was set for the Indian Wells Hotel near Talm Springs. Rut coordinators later learned that there is a city statute in Indian Wells forbidding nudity of any kind.