Culpeper murder of William Bywaters - more news Dec-1906

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Culpeper murder of William Bywaters - more news Dec-1906 - peper by tho people. The ahooting of nearly a...
peper by tho people. The ahooting of nearly a week afeo isatillthe topic of conrersatioo. Investlgatiou bas beeo started quietly by the Wasbiogton police of the charges of Mra. Yiola Bywaters, whose busband was killed an hour after the marriage at Culprper, laat Satnrday by her two brothers, that ahe had beeo the tabjecl of mslpractice in Waahinglon. In her teatimony at the inqueat Mrs. Bywatera named Pr. Leou and Pr. L. D. Walter, 1334 G atreet norlheaal. While Pr. Walter adoaita that he had been called ln on the eise, Pr. Leoo Btill maintaina that he had nothiug to do with the affair. He waa seen yesterday by a reporter, and reiteraled hia atate ment made yeaterday tbat he waa at a loas to underatand how bis name became mixed up in tbe case. Notwithstanding Pr. Leon's denial, the police are inclined to bclieve that he bad somelbing to do with tho case. No requeet for Leon's arrest ha* becu madc by the Yirginia authorities. Pr. Walter said yeaterday that he had been called in to attend Mra. Bywetera, at that time Mias Strotber, but tbe Wo man was sick wbeo be took up the case. He declined to aay who bad requested bis aervicea furtber than tbat tbe call came over the telephone. The couple was reglatered at a hotel at the time. In her teatimony at tho inqoeat Mrs. Bvwatera said ahe had atayed at the Moutrose Aocording to Pr. Walter, Bywaters and the girl left Washington Pecember ISagalaat his protest. He ilid not be lieve the girl was ia condition to leave her room IV Walter says she wa very ill when ho waa called nnd that be treated her profeasionally. Nolther Bywatera nor Mias Strother made aay eflort to conceal their identitv from Pr. Walter. They told bim the whole atory. Ho suggeated that they oaarry, and thty declarcd tbat thi- w. their intention The two were most dc votcd, Pr Walter say? In Pr. Walter's opinioo, Bywatera wna anxious to postpone the marriage becauso he ws-short of funds. The phy aician aay.s ho did not rcoeiveany inooey in return (bff hiR aervicea. Bywatera told Pr. Walter that he bad beendefeat ed fiM the oflice of treaaurer of Culpeper county, but that he expected to be elect ed the ncxt time and would s';on be ou hia feot financUlly. Miss Strotber told bim, he aaid, that Bhe expected to gel money from hor father'- pstnte P'. Waltpr aaid yesterday that be knew Pr. Leon. Wbe'hcr Hr. I.oon bad been connected with tho caso, l>r. Wal? ter would not aay. "I was aimply calied in the case prc feasionally." Pr. Walter said. Maj Sylvester, fuperintendent ol po? lice, aaid yeaterday that bo bad instructed his detectivps to make u thorough invea tigation No cimplciut baa been madc by Mra Bywatera or anyof tho family, bot on nccount of Ihe past record of Dr. I.eon, Maj. Sylvester thotight it nd\i able to niak? aa in\ esligatioo on his owu initiathc No indeppndent actbn, howevor, is contemplnted l>y the Pistti.t altorncy'a ollice ^^^

Clipped from Alexandria Gazette21 Dec 1906, FriPage 2

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia)21 Dec 1906, FriPage 2
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