11 Jan 1923 San Antonio Express News
li, 1923. SLAIN WIFE BLAMED BY MOTHER-IN-LAW Continued From Paso One. at Fire is Lubbock 2C15 Daniel was crouching over her, stab- Ding Ser with a pair oÂ£ scissors." DEFENDANT'S AUNT TAKES STAND Mrs. McDaniel was the third-witness to take tbe stand Thursday. Mrs. Lcona Bossey, the defendant's aunt, was the first defense witness Thursday morning. She was e.-ccased after Judge Anderson sustained an objection of the State that her testimony was largely hearsay, and conversation not related to the cose. W. P. Mahaffey and 10. B. Simmons, counsel appointed by the eniii't In defend the accused man, touk exception on the ground that the State had introduced testimony showing previous previous quarrels and the defense desired to show that in these quarrels McDaniel McDaniel had always been kind and cour- , tcous to his wife, even when she flbnscd | him. They, declared that this testimony would be very material in showing whether McDauiel had brutally attacked attacked his wife or attempted to prevent hi r destroying her own life. SAYS WOMAN FREQUENTLY IVENT OUT ALONE NIGHTS, Mrs. McDaniel Sr., testified that Lottie Lottie frequently went out alone, iu daytime daytime or nighttime, and refused to say | where she was going. On cbe day young woman was kiKed. njoording to the defendant's fflotier, she cursed her ausband because he v;ent to town with her when she did not want him to with her. He was out ot work, said the mother, and had announced his intention of going 1 out to look for a job, but when he learned his wife was to town, went with her. When they came back together nt about 1:30 the young wife was very angry, and shortly shortly after this the killing occurred. McBanlcl's mother declared that her daughter-in-law used to drink n whole bottle of a certain patent Jnodlcine at a time and used to inject aspirin :nto her arm with a hypodermic need!.:. McDaniel was laid off in November after having worked in the International International Great Northern shops 1'or about, two or three months. CONTRADICTORY "KITCHEN STRUGGLE" TESTIMONY Witness testified that, in the "Uitch- cn struggle," described by Mrs. Sul- Cano, her son received a bruise on his arm and that Lottie didn't. Mrs. Saldano Saldano testified to tho opposite effect. Mrs. McDanicl said that on the occasion occasion of the "bathroom struggle" Lottie went into the bathroom and locked door. Clayton tried to get her to open it, and threatened to break down the door, although she, his mother, plead. plead. ed with him not to do that. He 1 the door In. and took away from' his wife a bottle of "antiseptic tablets," she said. She declared that she had never heard or seen her son' curse or strike his wife on any occasion, GRAND JURY HAKES DRAMATIC ENTRY A dramatic moment wag occasioned when the grand j u r y entered the courtroom to report. Questioning of Mrs. McDaniel was suspended as the 12 pushed their way "through the crowded aisle of the 37th District Court room and a deputy sheriff cleared their scats for them opposite- the jury bos. Most of the spectators did not know what -was happening and a tense hush prevailed as the stand jurors took their seats. A report was handed to Deputy District Clerk Harlos and the foreman asked the court's authority authority to recess until Monday, which was granted. Then the McDaniel trial continued.