Pamela Lou Yulich jury rules killed by a juvenile Sept 1 1971 The Iola Register pg 1
Girl killed by juvenile, jury rules GARNETT, Kan. (AP) — Anderson Anderson County Atty. Melvin Schmidt said today a coroner's jury has ruled Pamela Lou Yulich Yulich was shot to death Sunday in farm home near here by a juvenile. Schmidt said the jury, which met here Tuesday, ruled the 19- year-old Kansas City, Kan., girl Literally a lot of bull Local police may be accused of shooting the bull now and then, and it became a reality early ttis morning when Officer Officer Jim Hedman brought down a huge Brahman bull at the east edge of the city. . .Official^ t at. the. M SeJ* usats essing plant called police at 6:53 and reported that the bull, weighing maybe a ton, had broken broken out of a holding pen and took off. Hedman, who went off duty at 6 a, m., heard about the break-out on his police monitor and joined the hunt for the beast with his 30-30. Officers had been told to kill the bull, reportedly ferocious and 1 "mean, rather than try to capture it. ( .. 'ifie "'buff hurif* took officers from the M & M to a bushy area near the lola Ready-Mix plant where the bull was spotted. spotted. Hedman got a clear shot at was shot through the heart by a small-caliber bullet. The girl's body also bore two other bullet wounds. Schmidt said no charge had been filed against the juvenile and he did not name the youth. Anderson County authorities continued their virtual blackout of the circumstances of the shooting, which occurred in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones of near lone Elm, 15 miles south of here. It was learned, however, that Miss Yulich had stopped at the home to telephone her father for directions to his farm at Kincaid, about a mile from Lone Elm. Mr. and Mrs. Jones and their son, Richard, 14, were among those who, testified before the coroner's jury in an unusual closed inquest. Schmidt and Gwinn G. Shell, attorney for the Jones family, both protested the coroner's inquest, inquest, headed by Dr. David Leitch, deputy district coroner. , Schmidt and Shell, .said they felt the inquest was too early and too premature because their investigation of the case had not been completed. District Coroner Paul Adams said Tuesday the inquest was closed under a section of Kansas Kansas law which provides for a closed hearing when the possibility possibility of filing criminal charges exists. In Topeka, Atty. Gen. Vern Miller said the procedure is' unusual, unusual, but that an inquest may be closed until after the arrest of any one who is charged as a result of the inquiry. There has been no elaboration elaboration from any sources on the circumstances of the shooting.