Rose Robinson Williams Murdered
Highland Carpenter Charged Wift Rose Wffiams Sunday Authorities Say WUBuK E. Smkfc ou: Snot Hb ADefed COBBM Wife With a 12 Gatje Shot Con. WINE IS BLAMED Quarrel Orer Purchase of Bottle of Wine is Blamed for Startui| tne Trouble. Important Rail William E. Smith. Highland carpenter, is L ty ;ai! awaiting a hear:::s later of murder, following the A shooting of Rose Williams. 41, '.be leged common law wife of Smith. The shooting took place at the held in the coun- tiit ^iiiiiu 1,1111x1; uiuuiii*"*; I U M . ;i; home in Highland shortly after 10 morning following a : argument which it is alleged family argument which it is alleged started over the purchase of a of wine. Mrs. U'illiacis. shot in the left side of the throat w i t h a 12 gauge u f - : - - - . ,. ... v, . . . . u t * . . - . . . . * * H, died almost instantly. ; solvency Â·-* - - - - - A G * . . ? . J ,, *} , C , | i f - m M f r r t t t X V J l V C V K f f * arrested by Sergeant John Norman Ba- ker together with Troopers Klein and Lynn Haker. who were summoned summoned to the scene. The shooting took place in the dining room , house in thc Presence of Mrs. Wil,. Hams 20 vear old daughter, who Â· p r e p a r j n g - brt . akrasl lu the k i t c h e adjoining. i doubts that The double barrelled shotgun was L-on hv th* TVTMTM.-. Â»Â«M ,..TM^ was summoned and made an investigation. investigation. One barrel of the gun had been fired. The shooting took place at very close range and when an autopsy was performed by Dr. Joseph j were! t Florida. Orange county, and who to Highland from Sullivan Jacobson of Kingston and Dr. ins of Highland a cork which h been used to close the muzzle of gun together with several shots paper wads -from the shell were! found in the body. The other bar- rel still contained the cork which apparently had been used to keep seldom'used gun clean. Check Up Smith Officials are making a. check-up Smith who claims to bare been giving of Highland where the autopsy was performed. According to the story as gathered gathered by the Troopers. Smith had been fishing on the river and returned returned home early Sunday morning. to county. Whether the name he gave in Highland is his correct name not is one of the matters which officials are endeavoring to ascertain." ascertain." The shot fired at so close range severed major blood vessels In the throat and Mrs. Williams died almost almost immediately. The body was turned over to Undertaker Carpenter Mrs. Williams arose about 7 o'clock i after Smith came home. The i n - drive vestigation disclosed t h a ^1^ !Â«. CondlUon recovery the a let,. three type- to with favorite trans- asked Â·| ! The argument started when well u n d e r the influence of toxicants. ,, Mrs. to a neighbors for belt is allÂ»ged_ that .objected .objected to his spend- - - . . ' ; LclKe IU t;iiuutu I mg money for the wine and not Â» n t r hpr n n v Th* ova^t / - a t K ' - ing her any. The exact cause of argument is disputed. ently became enraged and -went to adjoining room and secured the gun appar-; t*+A .^*,.- j . .1. j - i i w t i i i ; lli-^TM!*^** 1 " 1 ?* r Â°?. m i where the shooting took place. Witnesses Witnesses claim that when he returned with the gun Mrs. Williams begged , " Â». . * , * C e * gun close to her throat and fired. Daughter Ethel Williams. 2". daughter of the slain woman, was in the kitchen preparing breakfast and witnessed : find the affa:r t h r o u g h an open However she was unable to reach mother in t i m e to givo any 1 '.'?. m Hendrirk.Â«. a friend of Ethol. ' ere quÂ»s- I- d d Two other men were also at the Smith placo. Mort Mackoy, a handy- man who lived with Smith and who had been sent for the wine, and that i of the house wÂ«?i n::th h ? th; Â°mci -_,.,,.,,., ,,., ,,,,.., ,,,. claim all had apparent!? drinking. . "Petitioners are of petition, "that iaÂ»v canr.ot ^ -, r ^~Â»Â» undeter-! aertakor C. B. Carpenter.