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 - THREE KITTERMAN MURDER SUSPECTS — Three...
THREE KITTERMAN MURDER SUSPECTS — Three southeast Missouri men were charged Saturday with the killing of Robert Kitterman, his wife and daughter. They are, from left: Dallas R. Delay, 33; Jerry W. Rector, 22; and Lloyd D. Dewinn, 21. Each was charged with three counts of murder. (AP Wirephoto) Killed Banker, Wife, Daughter No Bond For 3 Men In After Hostages Flee 4 Gunmen Give up In New York Murder; Find $9,811 By BOB MONROE Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Four gunmen who had vowed to die for Muslim paradise in a hail of police bullets have surrendered peacefully after their nine remaining hostages made a dramatic escape to signal the end of a two-day siege in a Brooklyn sporting goods store. The end came late Sunday afternoon, over 47 hours after a silent robbery alarm alerted police who surprised the young gunmen in the store. One patrolman was killed and two others wounded in a flurry of gunfire. gunfire. After the initial shootout subsided to a standoff, police ringed John & Al's Sports, Inc., in Brooklyn's Williamsburg section with sharpshooters. But fear for the hostages prevented any forced showdown and police concentrated on keeping communications with the gunmen. The break came shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday when the hostages, led by a co- owner of the store, broke through plasterboard to a sealed off stairway and escaped to the roof while the gunmen were diverted. Four. hours later, following more negotiations with police and pleas from some relatives, the gunmen walked out. Two carried a stretcher with a third who was wounded and the fourth walked ahead. Police said pr^iminary reports indicated their marksmen had not fired a shot since the original gunbattle, although the gunmen had fired volleys Weather Takes Toll On City Streets Here City crews were out in force this morning trying to repair gaping holes left in Mt. Vernon's oil and chip streets by the thaw and rain. City Manager Ray Botch said today that gravel was being spread in an attempt to make the streets passable. passable. The hard freeze earlier this month was followed by a thaw, and rain this weekend weekend aggravated the problem, problem, leaving pot holes in oil and chip streets and mud on some. Twenty-Ninth Street is mpassable north of Fisher's Fisher's Lane, Botch said."Only the first 400 feet south of ones street is in the city, and the rest is in the county, down to Fisher's Lane." City crews were out spreading gravel on the street this morning. 'I recommend Uiat drivers drivers use 28th Street instead," Botch said. By Supreme Court exas Abortion Law Struck Down WASHINGTON (AP) The The Supreme Court today struck down the Texas abortion law and said a decision to possibly end a pregnancy within the early stages "must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman's attending attending physician." The Texas law made it a crime to end a pregnancy except "for the purpose of saving the life of the mother." POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — Additional charges were to be filed today against three southern 'Missouri men charged with murdering a GrandUn bank president and his wife and daughter last Wednesday. Leland Niegaard—pro­ secutor of Carter County, where $9,811 was extorted from the bank operated by Robert R. Kitterman—said he would file kidnaping and bank-robbery charges against the three who were arrested Friday and are being held without bond at the Butler County Jail here. Three counts of murder were issued Saturday by Ripley County Prosecutor James Hall against each of the three men, identified as Dallas R. Delay, 33, of Valle Mines and formerly of Van Buren, and Lloyd D. Cowin, 20, and Jerry W. Rector, 22-, both of Van Buren. The bodies of Kitterman, 43; his wife, Bertha, 38, and their daughter Roberta, 17, were found tied to trees near an abandoned farmhouse in Ripley County shortly after Kitterman withdrew the money from his bank. Hfr told bank employes that his wife and daughter were being threatened and that he had dynamite strapped to his chest. No explosives were found where the bodies were found. Each had been shot in the head. Officers were led by one of the suspects early Saturday to an area six miles from where the bodies were found. Officers said they recovered a blue pillowcase containing the money, a canvas bag belonging to the bank, a 32-caliber pistol and a mock explosive device. In

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  1. Mt. Vernon Register-News,
  2. 22 Jan 1973, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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