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 - Paris woman dies of gunshot wound Mrs. Wilson...
Paris woman dies of gunshot wound Mrs. Wilson Allen of 1347- 19th NW died of a gunshot wound at her home Friday night. Justice of thePeace Chester Oakes said Saturday morning that she died of the gunshot wound. But he said he would withhold a ruling on whether the shooting was accidental until later. The body of the 58-year-old woman was discovered by her husband, Wilson Allen at 11:30 p.m. Friday. Oakes said Tiis inquiries at the scene revealed that Mrs. Allen was shot about 7 p.m. Friday. Investigating policemen reported that the woman had sustained a gunshot wound above her left knee. A 357 single-shot action revolver was found in the bedroom. Police speculate, according to informal reports, that the woman was shot in the bedroom but managed to drag herself to the kitchen in an apparent effort to telephone for help. Allen told police he came home from work at approximately 11 p.m. and found his wife on the kitchen .floor, lying in a pool of blood, according to reports. Officers at the scene reported a trail of blood from the bedroom to the kitchen. They also found the telephone off the hook, in the kitchen. Allen told the police that he kept the gun loaded in its holster, on the floor of the bedroom. Five rounds of live ammunition were still in the revolver at police investigation. The man reported that both he and his wife worked the night shift at Campbell Soup Company, but that his wife did not go to work Friday. She was apparently alone in the house at the time of the incident. Upon returning home from work at approximately 11 p.m., Allen said, he found all the screen doors locked from the inside. After gaining entry into the house, he found his wife's body. Funeral services for Mrs. Allen will be held Monday at 2p.m. in Memorial Chapel of Leverett & Steele Funeral See MRS. ALLEN. Pg. 8A

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  1. The Paris News,
  2. 15 Feb 1976, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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