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Journal- no Its it are sap he old to Price 5 Cents CLYDE SMITH, FORMERLY OF ARCOjASLAIil Indianapolis Man, Slayer, Slayer, Is Pleading Unwritten Unwritten Law. 8peclal to Tfii JoMrnal.Qazittt. Indianapolis, Aug. 2 7. Pleading the nnwritten law, LTarry Briggs, age thirty-seven, thirty-seven, thirty-seven, 2827 Moore avenue, was held in ' the city pr4on today in connection connection with the murder Saturday Saturday night of Clyde Smith, age thirty five, an insurance -1 -1 salesman rooming at 840 North East street Mrs. Briggs was held as a material witness. Smith was a former resident of Ar eola, 111. Briggs said he shot and killed 8mlth several hours after he had come home and had found Smith and Mrs. Briggs ' in the Briggs home. Briggs made no attempt to escape and sat on the porch of his home waiting for a police emergency squad m charge of Sergeant John Sheehan. He told police he had come home that afternoon about four o'clock and found Mrs. Briggs and Smith together and that Smith went out to his car and drove away. Decides to Shoot Neighbors told police that Mr. and Mrs. Briggs were sitting on the front porch when Smith again drove up In front of the home. Briggs and his wife went out and talked to Smith, they said, and all three of them rode around to the garage In the rear of the Briggs home. The prisoner told how the three of them put the car In the garage and came back and sat on the front' porch talking. Smith and Mrs. Briggs told him they loved each other, he said. He said that he sat there thinking while they were talking and decided that Smith should die. He then went in the house, he said, and got his double-barreled double-barreled double-barreled double-barreled shotgun, returned to the porch) and shot Smith. One charge struck him In the middle of the back and the other under the right arm. Smith fell to the floor and rolled off the porch. He died shortly after police arrived. Brothers Claim Body. Dr. O. H. Keever, coroner, sent the body to the city morgue. Smith's father, father, J. L. Smith, lives In Areola, HL The body was claimed Sunday by two brothers. brothers. Briggs and his wife and two children, John, age twelve, and Velma, age sev en, have lived in Indianapolis for the last year.. The children are visiting at the home of Mrs. Briggs' mother In Monrovia, it was learned. Speeltl to Ttts Journal-Oaitttt. Journal-Oaitttt. Journal-Oaitttt. Areola, HI.. Aug. 27. The body Of Clyde Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Joseph Smith of this city, shot to death in Indianapolis last Saturday by Harry Briggs, was returned to Areola thla morning by two of his brothers. Private funeral services will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon afternoon at two o'clock, and burial will follow In the Areola cemetery. Surviving Mr. Smith are his parent and three brothers.

Clipped from Journal Gazette27 Aug 1929, TuePage 1

Journal Gazette (Mattoon, Illinois)27 Aug 1929, TuePage 1
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