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WITNESS TESTIFIES " AVAILABLE AT STATE PEMTENTIARY EX-CONVICT, DEFENSE WITNESS, WITNESS, TELLS OF MEETING NOLIE COOK Aubrey Wylle, ex-convict, testifying testifying on behalf of A. R. Tickle In his trial for the slaying of NolHe Cook, April 24, thl« year, Wednesday morning declared that Inmates of the Texas penitentiary could get all the "dope" they wanted if they had the money to pay for it after testifying that Cook told him (Wylle) while both were In the penitentiary In, October, October, 1930, that he (Cook) was goin;* to kill Tickle when he got out. Wylle, now serving out a fine on the county farm, said Cook was "doped up" at the time of their conversation In the yard of the penitentiary, Cook had been brought Into the main penitentiary penitentiary to see the rodeo. Both state and defense rested at 2:48 Wednesday afternoon. A number of defense witnesses .testified Wednesday morning that Cook had made threats against the life of Tickle and that they In turn communicated the threats to Tickle, Courtroom Crowded. The courtroom and balconies again were packed with interested spectators, with many standing In the rear of the courtroom. The entire morning session waa taken up by defense testimony. I*. M. Honea, East Ninth avenue, avenue, was the first witness to be called. He aald he had known Cook since childhood and had known the defendant 10 or 12 years. He related a conversation with Cook a few days before ho wa* fatally nhot, and testified that Cook had asked him If he (Honea) had seen Tickle lately. Honea aald that Cook threatened the life of Tickle to him, and aak- ed him (Honea) if he (Cook) could take a shot of dope in hU (Honea's) house. Honea main* talned ha refused to allow him to administer the shot at hU residence. residence. Honea also said he /was taken before the grand jury Tuesday by Cleo Miller, criminal district attorney, attorney, after he had refused to discuss his testimony with the prosqcutor. He declared the first time he talked to Defense Attorn-* ey Roe was Tuesday morning. Under cross-examination, Honea admitted he was In Jail Monday and refused to dlscu»s the case with Miller, He Bald the conversation conversation with Cook was four or five days before the death of Cook. He admitted that he eaw Tickle and conveyed the ' threats made to .Tickle. Telia of Alleged Threat. S, B. (Catfish) Jones was brought from the county jail. H* admitted he had been In jail three or four times with Cook and See TICKLE TRIAL, Page 14

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  1. Corsicana Daily Sun,
  2. 15 Dec 1937, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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