Schlett, Carl

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Schlett, Carl - JEFFERSON CITY to on 209 Democratic Third...
JEFFERSON CITY to on 209 Democratic Third Arrest in Killing Motivated Motivated by Insurance Is Expected .NORWALK, O., March 9 _ (AP)--The arrest of a third Person in the death of Car Schlett, 29, which the state charges was a "murder by automobile," was foreseen today State Highway Patrolman Ray Abrams. Blond Mrs. ColeUa Schlett, 23 w i d o w , of the riding and paper factory employe, HfE 4"° ld Hastings, 35, a neighbor of the Sandusky, O., couple, held on first degree murder charges. "Our investigation is not ended, ended, said Abrams, assigned to the case after Schlett's battered body was found beside a country country highway Jan. 27. "We believe a third person not yet rested js involved." Russell Ramsey, Basting's counsel, said his client had not "it Sandusky on the night :hlett met death 15 miles Sr.h??f t h a t nig y l n e v e r Schlett any place," Ramsey quoted Hastings. "I look at this thing just like I'm reading a newspaper story about somebody somebody else and I'm wondering who it could be." 8 A farmer found Schlett's body beside a telephone pole west of ·if 1 ,,. P r o s e cutor Rex Brady said the chest and neck and leg were broken. Shattered glass was near the body Coroner .7. D. Bradish said evidence at the scene showed Schlett was "deliberately run down" by a "car coming to wam him, which swerved out of the way to hit him." Ramsey said Hastings, an ex- cpnvict, told him that on the night of Jan. 26 he drove to Saudusky Casino, near which nL S '*'' C ° l' ded TM. th * truck. . "Hastings said he went to r y ± r d - n v f u s home - vi *ited fiiends in the neighborhood and returned to the Casino,"- Ram- I** ad . de «- /'Then he 'went the police stat.on and reported the truck accident. He reach ed h °me a little after 9 p. m "· Mrs Schlett, who has a 6- year-old daughter, Donna Jean was quoted by her mother, Stephen S. Rmgholz, as saying 'I know I'll be vindicated.'' ' M r h f , . . ' sa ' Mrs. Schlett "has .often been ' ^ e insurance policies, nn° Uld provide Payment d ' h ' h , m u case o£ accidental death, had been discussed by the couple in Hastings' presence,

Clipped from Jefferson City Post-Tribune09 Mar 1939, ThuPage 2

Jefferson City Post-Tribune (Jefferson City, Missouri)09 Mar 1939, ThuPage 2
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