Statesvukke Record & Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina 7 June 1928

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Statesvukke Record & Landmark (Statesville, North Carolina 7 June 1928 - Con*«r Makes Little Headway and Adjourns Until...
Con*«r Makes Little Headway and Adjourns Until June 18--Six Wit. nesses Testify Mainly as to Movements of Matherly, "the Bead Woman's Husband. - Reidsville, June 5.--After a session of more than five hours, the coroner's jury investigating the brutal murder of Mrs. Wl T," Matherly, adjourned -12:55 o'clock; this -morning to meet ^again at 2^ o'clock June, IS pjete its work. Although six wi^ ffi ~ nesses were examineqrno evidence .sufficient to pin the crime on any 'was" obtained. s V , The inquest was held in the an cipal building in- the presence " , a I gfeat throng of interested ^^\ K tors. The session began -at 7:30 - -L " ^ o'clock. ' - ' . -,,.,,-,, ·,, 0 -very The coroner's gurv was composed the following: W H. Foy, P. -LC V "- Elmo 'Mqrkle, and "B". -P. Wright. Jr. The inquest I-wag "con* ducted by Coroner C. R. WharfOTV-of - Muffin. Miss Bettie Stallings was the^firstr^ ·witness examined. - Her testimony!^ 1 merely related the details .of, the ler and did not v serv~e,to cast an ac" -using finger at any person. She 'some one screaming about the time :he murder is helieved to-,havebeaj committed and later i saw Matherly around his house. She was the first neighbor to Teach the scene. Mis". Matherly -was not dead wh~en she. reached the scene, but~she died jMSss Stallings went for- assistance! A 'Mrsi Manly told of hearing barking and hearing some one ~" lering at 8:02. o'clock on the of;-the murder: Mrs. Matherly thought to have died at SiSO o'clock^ Mrs.- Manly said that the dogs hai ; heen in the habit of barking- at and she thought nothing of the at the time. Mrs. G; T- Davis told of seeing jVIatherly sitting- sideways'dn,a He-came tip to her farm to get muie ! ' ; vca s -'i:n,"a"-walk and Matherly. did not appear to be extremely agitated- She Ttas'the second woman to reach, j^"^f- -the-scene, and'she"-and Mrs. Le^js r Stabler made a pallet"-on which , ~~·£» *--( .-I rt j| j " * * ~ i-~ ^-- "-?^ _?^2T.*^ci^. i _ l _ T-- T tplaced- toe Tnur,dered woman. ·'. T-os. ^.JMatherly, divorced s.on, has-Keen making^his home "with his narents. told"of "leaving home, abpiif 7-o'clock ori'the morning of - the der to r take a-table TS'hich'he hSd to .Bf t sister. TVlfs. Nona Puguay, who Tesiae in "Draper. On"' his return s about,10 o'clock that ing, had friend told 1 him of his ," % - ~ dents said, bat matherly said that father, to ,, _ field to ^low 10 or) " 15 inimites'before he left home O p the raormnsr. He safd that he of no troublehetween his parents. said that his father bad lent earlier in"the week, but that it was ·vir-.l.^.'ti^kM^. -.-«..-] ^T^ i. 1 .T 1. . _ . t i _ - ^ i f -r-» . .. ^.__ over to the mother. -used, 'but had been turned

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