Thomas Edgar Perdue shot and killed by Lucille Arnold
Mrs. Arnold Gets Hearing Next Monday Shooting To Be Aired (Special to The Bee) CHATHAM. Va., Aug. 12.- ...... Lucille Arnold will be given a hearing hearing here on Monday in trial justice court on a charge of shooting and killing Thomas Edgar Perdue at Sandy Level more than a week ago. "At that time I will decide whether or not to move for a nolle prosseui," Commonwealth's Attor- T , ..... , , . , , . i ney Joseph \VhUehead said this | morning. I wish to hear all of j the evidence of the witnesses be- j fore making up my mind." Some days ago the state official | was debating whether or not to withdraw charges against Mrs. Arnold because of the weight of testimony that she had warned ! Perdue not to enter her home arid ! that she shot only when he was try- ' He reserved f _ ing to force entry. _ that decision until he could question question a missing witness—Junior Blankenship of Union Hall, Franklin Franklin County. Whitehead said that he has talked to the boy and he j professes not to have seen the I Irilltrtcr l 'Wo *,-iT*1 *«« *» \ told me,' he turned actual killing. "He Whitehead said, that .. away as Perdue was knocking on the door. He then heard a shot and going back found Perdue dead." The youth Whitehead says did not hear any warnings given j _. „ _ -.»_"» i.** t^j 11 inning^ £> t \ c; 11 j to Perdue, but he may have been far away.