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Cyril the was original at an to the Defense Hints Indian's Wife Died From By JOHN DOUGLAS Staff Writer The defense attorney for a 30- year-old Cache Indian on trial for murdering his wife told, the jury today witnesses will testify lhat tl^e dead woman was not to move or heard to speak after apparently hitting her head on parked car as she fell. Githen K. Rhoads, defense attorney, attorney, thrust this and the "continuous "continuous pattern" of the dead an's' behavior in the forefront of his case after the state unexpect? edly rested when court convened at 9:45 a.m. Five. Witnesses County Attorney Warren Crane said previously he would recall Sheriff Everett Ray Hale to the witness stand this morning, but Superior Judge Robert S. Landers ruled out the move. ' Rhoads presented fiye witnesses for the defense before court adjourned adjourned ^for lunch at 11:45 a.m. Pebeahsy. a former Golden Gloves boxer, is accused of slaying slaying his wife, Darlene.Pebeahsy, at the Pebeahsy home in Cache July 4. Rhoads said .he had other witnesses witnesses to call during the afternoon afternoon and indicated it may be impossible to complete the case today. today. ' Attacks Tteputalioii ol Victim · In his opening; address to the jury, Rhoads said defense witnesses witnesses would prove that Darlene Pe- beahsy was "quite a girl, the of girl who left her children at home and struck off with other men, the type that is frequently seen drinking. · and occupying front seat in a beer tavern." Rhoads said testimony would show that Darlene frequently approached approached Pebeahsy and demanded more money to support the children children and that at one time had him thrown in jail to get more money from him. Yesterday, Dr. Lowell F. Thornton, Thornton, Lawton pathologist, who performed performed an autopsy after the of Pebeahsy's estarnged wife, said there was a strong probability probability death was caused by strangulation. strangulation. Mentions Fall Rhoads said his witnesses testify that the dead woman not seen to move or heard to speak after apparently falling hitting her head on a car parked in the Pebeahsy driveway. Mrs. Florence Love, Dallas, beahsy's sister, testified that she and her husband and children visiting her brother and father, Charles and Lemuel Pebeahsy, Cache the night, the death occurred. occurred. She said all the adults had drinking at a Cache tavern operated by Luke Kennedy. After they left and went home, she said, Darlene and Charles began an argument argument by the car. Mrs. Love she and her husband, C. W. Love, and Lemuel-Pebeahsy, in the house, leaving the couple alone except the children sleeping on the porch. She said at one time the argument was such that she put children in the car and drove hoping the argument would be settled by the time they came She said her daughter told her that Charles got a shotgun and

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  1. The Lawton Constitution,
  2. 08 Oct 1957, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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