Weinhardt, William W , Crumley Murder Trial
of feared and to the a There nf machine dc- tonight PROVE MIND UNSOUND Witnesses in Crumley 'Case Tell of Defendant's Peculiar Actions, Actions, and of Ancestors. [Special to The Indianapolis Star ] COVINGTON; Ind , Jan. 22.--Testimony In the Crumley murder trial today largely of a nature tending to show not only was Insanity hereditary In the family of the defendant, but that he himself was of unsound mind. Stress was laid on the fact that the defendant Is a lhat cousin of Wilbur Glenn Voliva of Zion City tame, whose father, a brother of the defendant's mother, it was said, died in the Indiana Hospital at Indianapolis, This was given by Klla Crumley, bthter of defendant. As evidencing that the defendant's power was weak she, the same witness, declared that he left the farm, which thought the world of," and frequently changed his entire manner of life to the notions of others. DENIES REPORTED TALK. She testified to the insanity of an on the father's side of the family, and denied the evidence given by Viigll Martin of the nature of a conversation in the jail with her brother, saying nothing was mentioned about a hydrant. She said that the overalls and shirt offered in evidence by the prosecution did not belong to her brother. William Weinhardt of Lafayette said the defendant had employed him for to act as detective for thirty days search for tho slayer of Mrs. Crumley; that he finally concluded defendant was crazy because of his actions and unreasonable unreasonable demands. Cliffoid Crumley, a nephew, said his uncle turned his loose In an oats field juat before time and declared that on a trip to Lafayette to buy an automobile the de- iendant disturbed guests of a hotel his weeping and lamentations When others were trying to sleep Former County Clerk Frank W. McCartney thought the defendant insane beeatise of his actions during an automobile ride last summer. Many other witnesses tes- tiflQd to actions tliat led them to believe Crumley's mind was unbalanced. There was also evidence given In an apparent effoit to discredit the testimony of Alwyth Sheiidan, 16 years old, who week told of having seen the defendant moving about inside; his home the of the murder. *"*Â· '''*.