Leslie Willerth Death Ludington Daily News 11 Dec 1941
- L: __ _ -.--.. — r " ' - "" ' tiunter Is Charged with Manslaughter HARRISVILLE —•(#•)— Kenneth Kenneth Blatchford, 35, of Flint, was free on his own recognizance recognizance today to await sentence next Monday on a manslaughter manslaughter charge in connection with the fatal shooting of his hunting hunting companion, Leslie Willerth, 33, of Flint, on Nov. 16. Arraigned late Wednesday before Circuit Judge Herman Dehnke, Blatchford pleaded guilty after previously waiving justice court examination. In a signed statement to state police, Blatchford said he saw a "white flash" in the woods and fired. Willerth fell wounded wounded and died the next day in an Alpena hospital. The shooting occurred in Curtis township, Alcona Alcona county.