Mrs. Dorman reportedly abused Annie
Annie. Once, she said, she had gone Ir.t- the kitchen and found Annie cowering In a corner and Mrs. Dorman standing In front of her. Then Annie told her that Mrs. Dorman had choked her. Robert Cathcrman, Mrs. Thomas' brother, who runs the chicken farm situated Just west of the house, after Detective Murray had refreshed his memory on various points, admitted that he had told both the detective and the Coroner that he had once seen Mrs. Dorman chasing Annie out of the kitchen with a broom and also that he had witnessed several quarrels betweeu the two. Robert finally confessed that he was feigning confusion and loss of memory because he was "afraid of Mrs. Dorman."