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WEEKS TO FACE MURDER CHARGE IN WIFE'S DEATH Coroner Tarver Ends Probe Iii Killing . -Ray Weeks, 21,. of White Fond, will .be tried for the r mur<ier of his wife, Mrs. Ida Pearle Weeks, who was shot to-'death in a cafe here on the afternoon of January 24, according to a coroner's jury, which Monday night returned a verdict of murder in the case.. . -<The verdict was'that "Mrs. Ida Pearle Weeks came to ,her death from wounds of a. pistol in the hands of Ray Weeks." Chief of Police J. M. Sprawls stated that he saw the body of Mrs. Weeks, clad in a white uniform uniform on the floor of. the cafe. He further stated that Mi-.- said-he shot his wife but that some one-else shot him' H, m i,i «*,,, tl one else shot him. He said that both husband and \vife \vere rushed to the hospital but that Mrs. Weeks .was dead when she reached the hospital. Chief Sprawls said that . the shooting was an aftermath of domestic domestic difficulties. Mrs. Weeks had planned to divorce her hus- Irnnd and prior 1 to,,the shooting had signed a "check" for $700, allotment allotment money, which she turned over to Weeks .in the presence of Magistrate Busbce. -The following .statement by ;Dr. L. D. Bonne, examining- physician was rend: Dr. I.. II. Bonne, beinp duly sworn, states that he examined the '(load body of Mrs. Ida Weeks: •Examination revealed a bullet wound in the palm of the right hand. There were • two wounds, which was probably the entrance of the same butlet. There Were powder burns around the entrance and other powder burns on the palm and fingers. There was another bullet wound one inch to the right of the sterhom about the fourth rib. This bullet evidently evidently hit one of the large vessels. There were powder " burns around the opening, and the burn was more marked on the lowerj' edR-e of the wound. There was! another bullet wound just below the right .cavical on the outer side' about two inches from the .should-! er. There were no powder burn* | around this wound, There were no other wounds or abrasions! found. . 1 In my. opinion -death was duel to bullet wounds of the chest... j Sinned Dr. L. D. Roone. Weeks. :i soldier, is now in the Aiken hospital siiff.cniif,- from a bullet wound in the left .side. As soon as he lias rivuvei eil Ke w ili removed to ilie Ai|;ci: f..iir-.i;- jail, wlies-c- In fieinls sai.l. The superior used f,,.-' I'll,, he: niaiely '27>i) peivons fin-oner Tom Tarver the inve.-liitation. • Pune.rnl services for Mrs. Weeks \\ere held al (tie \Vari-oti- vilfe H:iplist churi'b Sunday afternoon afternoon at -I o'clock with tho liev, •D.--P: Jenkins officiating. Inler- mcnt followed in the Craniteville eemcterv. bus- j Mrs. Survivor!.-.. other 'than fiei h?in7f~inrl>n|e (HT—ni.»lht'i. N'ancy Mnrnimr Temples:, two sis-! tore. Mrs. Horace Koyd and 'Miss Annie Mae Term.les, of \Varren-| villfl: f«-o brothers, ;Tan os W.I Tom;ile.-, <if Gr»niti;vill«, • anil I'attl T<>mf)les of •{' Ic.-irwator. S. T. Mrs. \Veexs was a rnombftr" of Ilic \V.-«rrenvillo Rnplfst. flmrch. In the present' term of criminal court the grand jury foiin.J n true bill rtpainsl Mr. Weeks. It is possible possible thai, he could he tried in this lerm, if his phisical condition will permit.

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 30 Jan 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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