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Charges Hold Aufoisf On 3 In Fatality Witness Thought Body Of Man Bumper Hooked Was Tire Coming Off "I thought his rear tire was coming coming off then I realized it was the bodv of a man hooked onto the bumper." Thus Jesse Killian, Seyfert, testified last night during a hearing at which Justice of the Peace John P. Breen, West Reading, held Fred Rissmiller, also of Seyfert, for the grand jury on three charge of involuntary involuntary manslaughter, failure to stop and render assistance on the scene of an accident, and driving while drunk. Killian said he was driving in back of Rissmiller on the old River road to Birdsboro on the night of September 23 when William H. Haws, 66, Gibraltar, was fatally injured injured by Rissmiller's car. "I followed Rissmiller from the hotel at Seyfert," he said. "I saw his car run off the road on a curve, strike an - embankment, and then come back on the road. Then I saw something on the back of his car. First I thought his tire was coming off." Leg Caught Killian said that Hows' right leg was trapped in the rear bumper and his left leg bent under the car. The rest of the aged man's body was bent back and striking the road. "He tried to pull himself up several times, but fell back each time," Killian said. Other witnesses called by Breen were State Motor Patrolman William William Peck, who prosecuted the charges and showed pictures of the car and road at the scene; Harry Maurer, Gibraltar, who halted Rissmiller Rissmiller a short distance from the place where Haws' body was jolted from the Rissmiller car; Ralph Hart, Albert DeNunzio and Harold Hart, all of Seyfert, who said they saw Rissmiller staggering at the scene after the accident. Failing to post $500 bail on each of the three charges a total of $I,o00 Rissmiller was recommitted to the Berks jail for court.