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in the no WHAT PAIR'S DEFENSE TO BE, PUZZLE Mrs. Tate Fifth Woman To-Be Tried For Murder County' County' " ~~~ ~ ! - ' >'•"' • '•'••: ' ', : (By Associated Prasa) MARION, 111., Sept. 21—C. A. Norwalk Norwalk of a St. Louis chemical company, company, was called as a witness for the state in the poison murder trial, of Robert Tate and his wife, Mrs. Ruby Tate, which continued here today, His testimony was expected to show the poison found in the stomach of Joseph Herrington, first husband of Mrs. Tate and alleged victim of the Tates, could not have been administered administered through embalming fluid or other means after death, Mrs. Tate is. the fifth woman to bo tried for murder in Williamson county, county, the records showing two of'the previous four were acquitted and two sent to the penitentiary, Tt" was also believed. Judge Hartwell, Hartwell, presiding jurist, would' admit the confession of Tate, in which .the defendant ..tells of the entire crime, beginning with his first meeting with Mrs. Herrington. The state planned to rest its case late today. No indication was given by the defense defense as to what plea would be made for Tate. He was known to have attempted' attempted' suicide while in jail, shortly after his arrest. • ' Virtually reaching the climax, of its case Friday, the state•'had^ levelled its attack upon Mrs'. Tate for two days. Testimony that she has admitted poisoning her former husband, feeding feeding it to him in milk and peaches, .in- I teoductioh of a letter she wrote advising advising Tate to break jail, and the stories''of two young'women, who told of, seeing 'the defendants in a room together before' Herrington's death, were the chief points brought out by the. prosecution. _ •, "' of injured Nancy •to .