Clipped From The Emporia Gazette
KIDNAP WITNESS FAINTS. Former Wife of Walter MeGee Cat- lap** In Court. Kansas City, July 36 (/P)—A witness against her former husband, Walter McGee, on trial with his Hi» at stake in the kidnaping of Miss Mary McElroy, Lucile Cates collapsed today. As she started to leave the stand after a long, grilling eras examination . by Ralph O. Harding, defense counsel, the woman fainted. She had testified ¿hat she and members of her family were living at a downtown hotel with their expenses paid by the 'state. John V. Hill, an assistant prosecutor, to: the court this was because the wli ness had been threatened wt death. '.•Who threatened you?" the defense attorney demanded. "Well, several members of the MeGee family have threatened me." "Tell me the name of one," Harding thundered. "Well, .several of them have been out there to see me." "Yes," Harding replied, "McGee's sisters have been there in my presence. Isn't it a fact that you wanted to go to Leaveuworth and live with them because they were your friends?" "1 wanted to go there and visit them," Miss Cates replied. Harding attempted to get the witness to admit she had been coerced into- testifying under threat that charge» would be brought against her, but. failed.