Clipped From Lebanon Daily News
Lebanon Daily News, Lebanon, Pa., Thursday, September 17, 1964 Page 17 Loses Legal Bid For Suppression Of Statement (Continued From Pate One) lifietl to having taken a slate ment from Mrs. Swalm at the Good Samaritan Hospital on May 4, which she signed the following day after it had been put on paper. The witnesses said Mrs. Swalm had been advised of her in the second pew, left, in a side wing of the church. Most of them just look, say a prayer, and then leave. rights and did not raise any protest. Swalm said he visited his wife immediately after she gave the statement. He indicated that she was not completely rational because she made a statement to him concerning the health of a neighbor, which statement later determined was not true. " Swalm admitted under cross examination that, his wife "talked sense" and responded to questions he asked her.. In reply to a question from Judge Gales lie said she asked abou their' children. Mrs. Swalm said that she hac suffered rib fractures, interna injuries and a big cut in her leg in the mishap. She quoted thi police who took the statement a saying that when there is an ac ident they usually take a itate- ment. Mrs. Swalm also testified that at the time she made the statement she did not know that Mrs. .ymaster was dead or that her sister had lost an arm in the accident. She also said that "at he time 1 didn't know anything vas going to come of it." Testifying for the commonwealth were State Trooperi Lloyd W. Lcinthall, Albert G. Gricoski and Joseph F. Zaun, and Mrs. GracB Shumway, secretary in the office of District Attorney Alvln B. Lewis Jr. Assistant District Attorney R. Hart Beaver and Lewis represented the commonwealth during the hearing. Attorney Charles V. Henry 3rd represented Mrs. Swalm. September ranks second to June as a wedding month in the United States.