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EBN History - Widow of Editor To Face Ordeal Of Defense Quiz...
Widow of Editor To Face Ordeal Of Defense Quiz Already Has Identified Accused Accused as Slayer of . Husband (By United Press) MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 1— The frail widow of Walter Liggett who named Isadore (Kid Cann) Blumenfeld as the slayer of her militant editor-husband, preparec herself tonight for the ordeal of cross-examination. She will resume testimony at Blumenfeld's Blumenfeld's trial Monday and face the biting questions of Defense Counsel Thomas McMeekin. Between .sobs, the red-hairec widow described the assassination of her husband, December 9, as he stepped from his automobile at the rear of their apartment. "It was that man in the corner," she said, glaring for an instant at the burly defendant. "Kid Cann—I saw him when he was murdering my husband. His face was grinning behind the gun." Her dramatic identification of the liquor dealer climaxed the second week of his trial. Earlier, Wesley Andersch, former aviation mechanic, mechanic, who was grazed by the death car as ,it sped through the alley, pointed to Cann as the man he saw holding a machine gun that sent five slugs into Liggett's back. State's attorneys began shaping the final maneuvers as the court recessed recessed after Mrs. Liggett's brief testimony late Friday. The state has only a few more witnesses to call. They will corroborate testimony testimony of the two Erie witnesses. Indications were that the state would complete its case by Wednesday. Wednesday. McMeekin gave no indication as to how long he would keep Mrs. Liggett under cross-examination. The defense plans to call more than 50 witnesses to support Blumenfeld's Blumenfeld's alibi that he was in a barber barber shop at the time of the murder. Andersch haa been subpenaed by the defense. The widow, who told how she worked with her hubsand in publishing publishing his militant Mid-West American, tonight prepared copy for the weekly newspaper she has continued to publish since his death. The state contends the sensational sensational charges of crime, vice and political political corruption which appeared In Liggett's paper caused his death.

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 02 Feb 1936, Sun,
  3. Page 41

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