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Bluefield, (ff) 1 the two time wife connection later farm to farm A jj about two those and many the jj at 'i II HE DENIES IN! PRUT IN MURDER PLOT Mrs. J. Allen Jones, Mother Of Eight, Recites Story From Stand I the j jj the CONVICT AND ELDEST SON OF WOMAN ARE ACCUSERS Is Sale )—Governor today message enactment organized against itself holdups the declared. Bichard Jones, Serving Twenty Years In Prison, Declares He Was Offered Money To Commit Commit Crime; Defendant Undergoes Undergoes Hours Of Questioning ' Amelia Court House. Va., Sept. 1. (fP) —Mrs. Jeslon Allen Jonea, mother ot eight, denied in her trial for murder today that she killel her husband, J. Will Jones, or that she plotted his death with Richard Lee, Negro farmhand. Her eldest son, Kobert, had accused his mother mother of the plot and ot urging him to take his father's life. Mrs. Jones also said there "was not a word of truth" in testimony of Richard Lee, who is serving twenty years In prison for the crime. I/oe told the court- that Mrs. .Tones and another son, Oscar, offered offered him $-5 on several occasions to commit the crime. Oscar Jones, who waived Immunity Immunity to testify for his mother along with a brother and three sisters, likewise denied the statements statements of his brother Kobert. and guns. law possession uofl- by the habitual .who purposes." Uiat habitually reputation, occupation, and re- disorderly if the New ask the to nre- of legislation.- without and referred Questioning Mrs. Jones was subjected to a gruelling cross-examination but ehe held to the story as related during her direct examination under questioning questioning of her attorneys. The defendant, speaking in a tremulous voice, said she had not (old Kobert she wished her husband husband was dead. "He was pressing me because 1 wouldn't promise him all tha money he wanted," she said in explanation explanation of Robert's appearance against her. "He told me if 1 gave him money to finish V. P. 1. and medical school he would stay out of the ca/=e," V. T. 1. Student "He told me he had to have some of the insurance money to finish V. P. I. and inetical college," ilra., Jones added. "He asked me If he. could have JSOO a year while going to medical medical school, he said if wo would let him have the money he would stay out of tho case." The widow said Robert had had difficulties with his father over reques-ta for money. Her testimony was a recital of her married life, telling how she (Turn To Page Two) to A. an

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 02 Sep 1931, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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