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| when the CONSPIRACY RULED OUT IN TRIAL OF SAMONAS 10 at will arrested UNIOKTOWN, June 16.--Judge H. S. Dumbauld today granted a demurrer motion to rule out the charges of conspiracy against Steve Samonas on the grounds there was not sufficient evidence to sustain the case against him. A same motion offered by Tony DeCarlo and Duke Davis was refused refused by. the court. Tne motion to sustain a demurrer demurrer was based on the grounds the Commonwealth had been unable unable to show any authority, from Samonns to Davis and DeCavlo to carry on negotiations for him or to show, Samonas ever was with George B e t t e r s . ConneUsvillc vNegro numbers baron. Mrs. Lela Betters, wile o£ the former Connellsville pool head. that Samonas' outfit would pay Betters 40 per cent for the business, business, pay 25 per cent of the to him, would pay all fines in excess of S500 or better imposed him and his men, pay $1,500 Betteis had been assessed in court "and have him on the bricks in ·two weeks." -Mrs. Betters testified that the proposed deal was discussed in livingroom of her home and she was instructed "to see George in the county jail.' 1 Later, she saw Dnvis and DeCarlo in Uniontown and told them to contact her husband, it was said. Betters, on the witness stand, said the two men came to trie county jail and discussed the matter with him,-that he demanded said she was approached by Davis i to know on "whose authority and DeCarlo with a proposition j proposition was being made that she induce her husband to was told Samonas had sent turn his ConneUsville numbers ! 'He admitted, however, that busmcss over to Samonas. She monas had never contacted him explained the proposition was 1 the jail.

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  1. The Daily Courier,
  2. 16 Jun 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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