Nov 22, 1975 Judy Rivera, Page 1

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Nov 22, 1975 Judy Rivera, Page 1 - Mother meets child; murder case over BY ALAN...
Mother meets child; murder case over BY ALAN ASHBY Sun-Tlegram Sun-Tlegram Sun-Tlegram Staff writer SAN BERNARDINO "I always said I had six children. But I had seven and now I have seven again," commented Mrs. Merla Walpole Friday after murder charges against her and her former husband were dismissed in court. Mrs. Walpole, 35, of San Bernardino, and her former husband, Antonio Rivera, 38, of Col-ton, Col-ton, Col-ton, had been accused of killing their daughter Judy In 1965 when she was three years old: Now Mrs. Walpole is planning to spend Christmas with the teen-ager teen-ager teen-ager she is convinced is the daughter she and Rivera were convicted of murdering after a jury trial last March. Their conviction was overturned by the trial judge, Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Haldorsen, who said that the prosecution had filed to prove any element of its case. Nor had the prosecution disproven the defense that the missing girl had been abandoned in San Francisco and not killed, he said. TheJudge called for more investigation by both sides before the casewent to trial again. . Further investigation was conducted, and Friday the district attorney's office moved to dismiss the still-pending still-pending still-pending murder charges on grounds of insufficient evidence. Judge Don A. Turner granted the motion and the two were freed. "I can't forget everything that has happened to me," Mrs. Walpole said (Continued on B-3, B-3, B-3, Col. 5)

Clipped from The San Bernardino County Sun22 Nov 1975, SatPage 24

The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California)22 Nov 1975, SatPage 24
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