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55, Nov 4 - Peru Woman Admits Strangling 3 Infants By MARY...
Peru Woman Admits Strangling 3 Infants By MARY WAITE PERU (Tribune Area Special)—j three of the children had been A 23-year-old unmarried Peni| {atner g d by her marr ied uncle, woman Friday admitted strangling: Rav D Warren, 35, with whom she three babies she had given birth •— \-—-* .< 1 «— to during the past three years. Shej said she strangled them, wrapped them in a towel and burned them. The woman. Miss Flora Barnett. broke down and told her story to police after undergoing a lie detector test in Indianapolis. commander of North Atlantic Now, Is Calls Ei-'Montgomery of Great Britain, dep- 1953; and July, 1954 at her uncle's home at 403 W. 14th St., Peru. An investigation was launched Defense Forces in Europe. Then on Sunday the President will get definite word whether he can leave the hospital and fly back to Washington a week from today, as planned tentatively by the physicians at Ifitzsimons. The word will come from Dr. Paul Dudley -White, noted Boston heart specialist, who is flying to Denver this weekend for his is fourth examination of the President since he was stricken with a heart attack Sept 24. If White gives a go-ahead for a Nov. 11 discharge from the hospi tal, Eisenhower will rest that weekend at the White House in Washington, then travel an to his country home at Gettysburg, Pa., for She further declared that al has lived the past five years. Prosecutor Walter Bixler said formal charges would be lodged against the woman sometime Fri day. Chief of Police Richard Stitt said Warren and his wife would face ie tests in Indianapolis later Friday. Both have denied implication n th edeaths of the babies. Miss Barnett said the babies were bom in June, 1951; March, when Miss Barnett gave birth to a premature baby Oct. 11 at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. The attending physician notified authorities that the woman had had previous unattended births. Police said that when she was first questioned she was unable to give any account to what had happened. She then told they had been given for adoption atj Logansport, but no records could be found there to verify this. Finally she claimed she had disposed of them and also admitted having two miscarriages. She is a graduate of Peru High School and was formerly employed by the Bryan Manufacturing Co. Warren is a Peru city lineman. Capt. Marion Newby, State Detective Kenneth Wines, and Chief of Police Richard Stitt led the in terrogation.

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  1. The Kokomo Tribune,
  2. 04 Nov 1955, Fri,
  3. Page 21

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