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 - Yegro Charged Vith Slaying Of Son-in-law Jet...
Yegro Charged Vith Slaying Of Son-in-law Jet Cole, negro, is in the county jail at Groegbeck charged with murdering his son-in-law, Willie Price, Monday morning following an altercation et the Shelton ranch, just each of the McLennan county line, Assistant County Attorney Jim Engledow reported Monday afternoon. The killing took place at about nine o'clock Monday morning, and was witnessed by W. E. Absher, Mart Farmer, for whom the ne- groes were working. According to Mr. Absher's account, the negroes had been having words as they worked in the field. Cole went back to the house and procured a pistol. Returning, he met Price in the road, and the ensuing argument b«came violent. Price allegedly was threatening Cole with a cotton hoe when Cole shot him several times with the pistol, killing him on the spot. Deputies from the Sheriff's department investigated the shooting end arrested Cole. In the examining trial the accused negro was bound over for action of the grand jury in September. rain 1941,

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  1. The Mexia Weekly Herald,
  2. 04 Jul 1941, Fri,
  3. Page 10

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