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I - ' a of of by " - a major confllcu . was the part played lev on trial in ..... . ) . ";" Oregon County He WW Wl 1 M. " 1 W4,Va J i vavwvy artv n&Clir?y Trial of Lav! Barton. 88 raara old.' charged with murder tn th flrat degree In connection with tha KM - lng of hla brotosr - ln - Iaw, Frank Busby, on July 91.. last, near Alton, Mo., 1 In progress today In the Oregon county circuit court at Alton. according to word received hare from he In of . Prosecuting Attorney J. D. Wallace. Circuit Judge X. F. DorrU U presiding. The trial opened at 8 o'clock this morning and - Prosecutor. Wallace said tne state Po 2 SI queationlng of state wltne.ee by 3 2'clock thl! afternoon. Tha Jury u it i. .,ctm that the defense w, JSncrndT'Tu uu j .u.. .... ally to. tha lurv earlv Thursday morning. Attorney Wallace stated today Barton' Plea la self - defense, ac cording to Wallace. Frank Busby waa shot and In.untly killed on the afternoon, of July 31. last, at the home of his parenu near Alton. Barton admiu firing the fatal shot, but oontends he wsa forced to kill hla brother - in - law in self - defense. On the day of the shooting. Barton and his wife were paper hanging In the Busby home when an ar gument is said to hav atarted about mM Barton wife bobbing ner natr. nusoy is sara u cal tha ers, novelty audience tona out of tha house at the point of a' pistol. Barton told Oregon county officers that he then went to hie auto mobile in front of the house and secured . a shotgun. that Busby shot him in the left leg and that be then raised the shotgun and ahot the latter through the the of. Barton clalma xh mi solo hrt . Mambera of the two families wtt - he.neseed th shooung. . Barton mad . no atumpt to escape after the kill lng and waa arrested a abort time later by Oregon county officer and releaaed on 88,000 bond. band

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  1. Springfield Leader and Press,
  2. 01 Sep 1926, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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