Galveston Daily New 23 Oct 1910
the has James who the STHEIGHT MURDER CASK, ExÂ«Â»lnea M to nt*uertÂ»u ol Dead Man's Wife. Special *o Th* NCWI. Waco, Tex., Oct 22.-- In the trial of Mrs. M. L. St-elght' the first witness examined this morning was Miss Belle Hale of McGregor, who testified to observations observations made by the witness of Mrs.- Streight's manner and tha persons she waÂ» with the aftornoin prior to the Ing, which occurred that night at 7:30. This witness 'was, not cross-examined. Miss Mattle Harris, also a McGregor lady, testified as to Mrs. Streight's conduct, conduct, mannerisms and associates the day prior to the homicide. Attorney O. H. Cross, representing the state, took the stand and showed draw- Ings of the interior of the Strelght residence residence at McGregor, after which the pla- tol alleged to have been, used In shooting shooting Editor Strelght was identified by Constable cotton of McGregor as oner handed, him by Dr.' Brown at McGregcr after the death of Editor Strelght. The revolver shown was a double-action .38- Constable Cotton also callber weapon. testified to finding pillow on which th a raior under the dead man's heafl a In fate for of Ja- men, and to of ?eÂ»ted. Constabl! Cotton testified further as to the position of the body of Ed StrelKht as he lay on the bed. The webrow Snd.-eyelid were powder burned. Bfdltor. Strelght,. Constable .Cotton test fled, was not dead. when.he reached room, but expired shortly after the con- St The slSe'rested with the testimony Constabla Cotton, after which Mrs. torn Bvans, a near neighbor of the Strelght family, took the tvitness stand, for the defense and testified as to the domestic affa ra of the Strelght household. Mrs. Evans testified .to Irritability on the of Editor Straight toward his wife. night of tho kflllnB she heard tha shot, and thla was followed by the voice of a 1 Mr*.'straight, Mre. Evans deposed, out in the alreet when she made the remarks attributed to her by the witness Mrs Tom Evans, the first witness for the defense, was on the stand for over two hours, and. was subjected to rigid cross-examination by tho state s . la Att e or'Mrs. Evans concluded her testimony testimony her husband, Tom Evans, took Rtand and corroborated his wife, telling also of the findinff of the razor under nlllow on which the dead man's head rested, and at the close of the examination examination of this witness court adjourned *' Exciting'controveMloe took place to- aa-" between the Jpnoslng attorneys, sharp words ensuing. The frailer? was crowded during the proceeding today, mostly women.