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J, - BLOW OF FIST RESULTS ' FATALLY TO I 1DLET0H HEAD STRIKES CAR RAIL, FRAC - , .v, ' ? "TfjRiNG SKULL. : - V rtv RAY DICKERSOM ARRESTED - Ty rickron. age, thirty - two, 438 South West streeL is held la tha City Prlaoa on a cbargre of murder M X result of the death early Sunday, at the; CHy. Ilosplul. !of Hoy Mlddleton, age forty - two, 421 1 Kentucky avenue. Mlddleton's death.; aecordinar to Er. Paul F. Bob in son, coroner, apparently was due ta a fracture of the akulL incxerson. according to Motor Policemen Dalton and McClure. struck Mlddleton in the face ' with hia fist. during an argument . at .West and rienry streeu and knocked hlra into the street. , .. . - I Head Strtkea Car ItalL . Mlddleton' fell - backward and hla head struck the car rail so violently that bis skull was fractured at the base of the brain. H lie waa unoonH scious whan bystanders reached him. In a statement tn Detectives Man - nlnr and Church. Dlckerson. who la a driver for the Plumbers Supply Company, ssid that he ajnd Duke Smith. 412 Kentucky avenue, met, Mlddleton and - another man at West and Henry Streets, and that Mlddleton aafd he would contribute 75 cents toward the purchase of a half - pint of wblte mule. - ;Ht s!d that while they wera talking Mlrtdleton - made some refer ence to Mrs.VDlckeraon. and ha struck him. . . j f . Realated W Harder. Charge - ' - . J ' - r - . . . - - I - - - - - s Dickerson said he. and his. wife were separated for .two - years, about four years, ao, and that Mlddleton at that time tried to win Mra Dicker - son's affections. - Dickerson was firat arreated on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill., and waa realated on the murder charge fol - lowing Middleton'a death, . ' - . - - ' aiiddieton ta aurvived by several children. Dickerson haa four children. ,'",". - ' - , a - :

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 05 Sep 1921, Mon,
  3. Page 24

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