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EBN History - Widow Hurls Death Blame At Governor Claims...
Widow Hurls Death Blame At Governor Claims Olson 'Permittee or Ordered' Murder of Editor (Continued from Page One). by McMeekin whether tho assassin was in the front or rear seat of the car, she said: . "I'm not sure, but I remember the face. It was so terrifyingly vivid It grinned at me from behind the gun. I was so petrified I can never forget it." McMeekin sought to bring oul that statements which Mrs. Liggett made as she knelt over the body ol her dying- husband disproved her identification of Blumenfeld. She denied, however, that she had cried, "Walter, Walter, who shot you?" or that she had told spectators that she did not recognize the assailant. Mrs. Liggett also disclosed today that her husband received threats against his life two hours before his death. She said that in a telephone conversation with Meyer Schuld- berg, who, like Blumenfeld, is a liquor dealer, Schuldberg had said: "Weil, if we can't stop you that Way, there are other ways." Shouted on Phone She said that Schuldberg had called her husband to protest against a story in the Mid-West American which referred to him as a "rat" and which associated him with Blumenfeld. Schuldberg, she said, was so angry that she could hear his words even though she was seated 12 feet from the phone. Mrs. Liggett was followed on the stand by Louis Anderson, father of Wesley Anderson, who also was an eyewitness of the slaying. He testified that his son, immediately upon returning home after the slaying, had informed him that he recognized Blumenfeld in the slayers' car This corroborated testimony given last week by Anderson himself. Indications were that the state was nearing the end of its case Among witnesses yet to be callet was Annette Fawcett, divorced wife of Captain Billy Fawcett. It was learned that a secret subpoena was issued for her a month ago, but she has not been located. She was expected to testify concerning conversations Liggett had with several persons shortly before his death.

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 04 Feb 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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