Clipped From Denton Record-Chronicle
Accuse Three of , Plot to Slay F^t. Worth Lawyers PORT WOFTH, April !2.—S. F. Houtchens lawyer who^recently was disbarred, together v.ith n'slaw partner, Miss Zula and Sam Pn.ther, r. Stevenson, today faced charges District Judge James. E. Mercer and Dexter Scur:ock, attorney. The complaints, sisred by Chester Reagan, detective ant? filed yesterday in Justice Prichard's court by Assistant District Attorney Elbert Hooper, charged that on April the trio "conspired, combined, federated and enters irto positive agreement with each other, with malice aforethougl". to wilfully murder" Judge Mercer and Scurlock. Mercer is judge o! the 67th district court, where Hcutchens was convicted ou 44 counts of misconduct as an (iltonie-y and disbarred. Scurlock is a member cf the grievance committee of tr.e Fort Worth Tarrant Coun>y Bar Association and was one of the signer of the petition against Houtcfcens.