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Albert Wickham - Wright's Story To Police Will Be Introduced tOS...
Wright's Story To Police Will Be Introduced tOS ANGELES, Jan. 22.-- W)-The W)-The version Paul Vi'right save to police officers of how he shot his wife and friend, John .Kimmel, to death will provide Wright's .murder trial with its next dramatic high spot. Lieutenant Albert Wickham o£ the Glendaie police was on the stand when court adjourned for the weekend weekend yesterday, and he will, cross- examined Monday mornine by Jerry Giesler, defense attorney. Will Belate Confession Lieutenant WJckham will relate : the confession Wright made to him and other officers after the double slaying. At thft defendant's preliminary preliminary hearing, Wiekham testifiec concerning the confession. The defense Is concentrating on a flght to relutft the state's contention contention that Wright's act was "premeditated "premeditated murder in cold blood.' When he came upon thern cmbrac. ing on B piano bench in his Glen dale home. . The defendant has told the police that he came Into the room from the rear finng. . The prosecution yesterday intro duced police officers who testified that two eropt5 ; cartridges from I A report from low .ties. jg oast led, neia ave ie On Wright's pistol were found in piano, two in front of it and near the back. To refute this testimony, intended to show that the defendant fired a close range and deliberately, Gieste brought out on cross examination that the type of automatic pisto used by Wright ejects dischargei shells for\vard. Wright buried his face in hi hands when the state introdueei Mrs. Wright's blood stained oute garments. Kimmel's widow, Maurenc, ais wept when her hu band's bulle pierced suit was exhibited. ra o n he A dead rere n was t

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  1. The Fresno Bee The Republican,
  2. 22 Jan 1938, Sat,
  3. Page 10

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