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 - Volume XXXIX. No. 199. VIRGINIA ICOUIT Hi OF...
Volume XXXIX. No. 199. VIRGINIA ICOUIT Hi OF i'S DE-HTH Mrs. Jaston Allen JoYies Betrays Betrays No Emotion When Jury Returns Verdict SUICIDE THEORY OFFERED BY COUNSEL FOR DEFENSE men were of be less Son Of Freed Woman Accused Her Of Plotting Mate' p. Death For Which Negro Farmhand Is Now Serving 20 Years; Jury Deliberates 33 Minutes Amelia Court Hous-e, Va., Sept. 2. (#>)— Mrs. Jeston Allen Jones, -whose son had accused her from tho witness witness stand of conspiring with n Negro farm hand to kill -her husband, husband, was acquitted of a murder charge by a jury today. It took the jury, which had been listening to the case for a week, just 33 minutes to reach a verdict.. Mra. Jones, mother ot eight children, heard it read without shoeing a trace of emotion. In closing arguments defense counsel emphasiz-ed a -theory that the husband, .1. Will Jones, allot himself during the night of January 8 and was not murdered. Robert Jones, the son who testified. testified. accused his mother of plotting the murder of Ills father with Richard Richard bee, the farmhand, who is now serving 20 years for the crime. He also testified his mother sought to have him kill his father. Testifying in her own defense, the widow denied her sou's testimony, testimony, and likewise denied that I<ee was offered $25 from insurance money if he killed Jones. 'Three daughters and two sons of the accused took the stand in the (/P)The the I end dofcns-e of their ing Oscar Jones, mother, includ- jointly indicted with his mother, who waived immunity immunity to testify. The witnesses said Robert had made demands for money, offering to stay out of the cnee if it was received. Upon a motion by the prosecuting attorney. Keith Taylor, the indtc'- ment against Oscar was dismissed by Judge Edwin P. Cox immediately -after- the verdict. $396,365.000 tho July same same due led and the

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  1. Bluefield Daily Telegraph,
  2. 03 Sep 1931, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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