DOCTORS TESTIFY IN TROOPERS TRIAL Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Bluefield, WV) 18 Feb 1937
15 OCTORS TESTIFY IN TROOPERS TRIAL (Continued from Page One) representative, sat In a nearby office and discussed legislation. Stephen R. Haky, an undertaker also under indictment for "concealing true facts," said he used cosmetics and cotton to "improve' Monaghan's condition after Dr. Baltz told him to come to the rear entrance of the courthouse for the body. Dr. Corrardo, RelUy's personal physician, testified Reilly called him and Dr. Ralston and found Monaghan "practically dying." Marglottl, who Is prosecuting Ounderman, Rellly, his asssltant, Harry W. Byrne, State Trooper Anthony Sanute, Night Chief of Police Charles Malik, Jack Hann, former detective, and Detective Wilbert Minerd, asked Corrado: No Examination "Anyone examine him?" "No." Did Rellly say anything else then?" "I believe he asked If there were any marks on the body." "Did you look?" "I saw marks on the shin." "Was he bleeding?" "From the mouth." Corrado said the coroner pronounced Monaghan dead and telephoned Haky to "come down himself and that he wasn't to know anything." This was stricken from the record upon objection by chief defense counsel, John Duggan, Jr. Marglottl asked the doctor if he hadn't told the grand jury that Dr. Baltz ordered state police to take the bed clothing out and bum It. Dr. Corrado answered, "Yes." He also testified he had taken part in Ho is a conversation in Minerd's'office. Marglottl asked: "Do you remember what About?" "Yes." "Didn't you tell the grand jury you were in the room 10 or 15 minutes after the death, and in the room were Malik, three physicians, Reilly, Byrne, Hann and two troopers were called in? And wasn't there a conversation about what occurred?" "Yes." "Was there anything said about the towels?" "Yes. They were to be destroyed." "Who gave that order?" "Dr. Baltz." "Did you see any blood spots on state policemen's clothing?" "I saw a few spots on Mr. Sanute's shirt." Duggan did not cross-examine Dr. Corrado, and Welsh was called. He testified: "I heard, 'Don't do that.' I heard that three times. Anotlier time 1 heard a voice say, 'I'm an old man.' That was repeate^ five times."