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 - PAGE SIX Krieger Opens People's Case Against...
PAGE SIX Krieger Opens People's Case Against Crawford Jones In Olean Slaying LITTLE VALLEY -- First positive link in the evidence presented by County Prosecutor Prosecutor A. Edward Krieger, which would identify Crawford Crawford Jones as the slayer of George M. Keller was brought out lato Tuesday when people's people's witness John E. Kissell, Salamanca, rose from tin- stand to point his finger at Jones. "He is the man I .iuw m a k e n. pnss !H Keller," Ki.«sell slated. Jones is on triul fur .second degree degree runnier in County Court before before a jury of eight men and J o u r women, with two men ;IH a l t e r n a t e jurors, and Judge Orla K. H l a r k . The d e f e n d a n t is in.'i:ii.si:d »( inflicting- inflicting- a f a t a l I'-" 11 ' 1 - v-'"und n George' M. Keller in front of the doorway ».U 43'i'.i North Street i"n Ole.'in ni tin: e a r l y ing hours of September 15. SUBSTANTIATES KKLI.V Kis.seil .sub.sUuitiati.-U the .story of his son-in-law, Kdwin K. K e l l y , Glean, by rccitiiij,' Ihn events lending lending up t o the f a t a l encounter, l-le , told of bowliriK with Kelly d u r i i i K ! the early evening. ! Kissd'l became s c p a r a l e d f r o m : his .son-in-law for :i fi".v m o i n e i i l f i . ' ,-mcl when he saw him I n t e r K e l l y , was in company with George K c l - i ler iind t.he two men were \ v a l k i n ; ; j down N o r t h U n i o n Street j i m n e i 200 foet iiw;i.y. The, v.itne;):i n l a r i c d | to follow, ;mii wan ^iiinin).: on t h e m ! when K e l l y and t h e .'itabljin,". ; victim t u r n e i l i n t o t i n - doorway at i 435'i: f i n d went, u p Mlair.M. . HL- J'ollowi.-d. K'i.'-i: r n d looked in nl. the was dark ;ind lie naw no one. Walling HOI m l i v e feel, beyond the door.vuy, Ki.'i/iell :;iiiil, lie hiid boon there a l i m i t l i v e m i n u t e s when t w o m e n came o u t . b n l h colored. Kolluwinc; t h e m K e l l e r came out. One of the colored men ran down the .street and out of Kls.sell'3 sight. .MADK J'ASS, WITNESS SAYS The other made a pass at Keller Keller the witness stated. He told the jury of seeing Keller Keller stagger, and come backwards a few steps. Immediately the witness* son-in-law, Kelly, came out of Uie doorway and gave chaao to the second man. Keller fell In front of the doorway doorway of the Paradise Restaurant, Kissell testified. Ashed by Mr. Krieger If , be could identify the man who had "made ;i. pass at Keller," the wlt- iu-"J3 -itiid ho could, and rose to hi.s feet pointing nt Crawford J O I I C H . , i i if r OOH.S examination in behalf of i the. defendant elicited from Kissell t h a t Jones did not strike hard i Keller, and t h a t the witness i not see any weapon. He was about I twelve feet a w a y from the ; he «iiid. ,,. j Tuesday'* sefwlon ended with i Klssuil .ft'ill on the stand, sticking i do^'p.-dly to his Mlory which dei dei jense erHiii.se! Hubert A. Burn:)! of : B u f f a l o in trying as doggedly i s h a k e . Bnrrell was engaged · b e h a l t oi .IOIICH by fellow CCC ' c a m p enrolle'-H a t . A i i H t i where the defendant also was en- i rolled. They rained a f u n d by v o l u n t a r y siibHcrlptlon ftH a ret a i n e r , iir. liurrel Huid after Kir.'i't witness for the people was Or John I-'. Kane. Olean. He said t h a i Keller died from n stabbing, the death dealing weapon entering entering from the front and lodging in the left v e n t r i c l e of the. Hvlve.ster I'. Nndlcr. (}lea.n, te.Ht.i- ( Tie'd to photographs which he had ,mij which were offered in (·videiiee hy tin: County Prosecu- t o r . TKIJ.S OK .MKI T e s t i m o n y of K. Kelly w i t h Keller and to -l-Wi North Oleander Named To Stale Council |e:;ti!|ed, i | 0 | ( | u f nl'JC.fine; All t f o l n i ; with him Union .Street. v Upiilah-H in 1 - the lll "' lt hallway K e l l v heard a voiee nay, "ThcnV.i n o t h i n g dobiK t o n i g h t A momenl l a t e r he and the .-ilain man snw two colored youths. An a r g u m e n t ensued, the :nld. And then he broke in w i "Go on! Cet |.;niiig!" The two lioy.M went, down stairs and out of ;;l|'lii. Keller followed and when t h e w i t n e s s to t.hr last I'llghl of sliiirs, he saw m

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  1. Times Herald,
  2. 15 Jan 1941, Wed,
  3. Page 6

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