Clipped From The Los Angeles Times
self-defense. Slayer Convicted; Life Term Asked Recommending life imprisonment, a jury in Superior Judge Clement D. Nye's court yesterday convicted Hugh R. Averett, 60, of the murder last Jan. 13 of his former son-in-law, Bennett Shaffer, 3i. of 122 E. Garfield Ave., Glendale. Averett, who resides in Bell, admitted the shooting but declared he acted in self-defense. He is to be sentenced Mondav.