Hope Star Newspaper 15 Mar 1951, Trial of Raymond Nichols for shooting Elmer J Raninbolt
| | | , | Veteran Is Sentenced Moi i llton, March 15 —(/11 — Raymond Nichols, 3fl-yenr-old war veteran, has been sentenced to five years Imprisonment for the fatal shooting of Elmer J. Rnlnbolt, 67, a farmer. He was found guilty of second degreu murder in the three -day trial yesterday. The trial jury fixed the punishment. Kalrtbolt was slain last Dec. I at his homo in the Birdtown commu- , nity, where both he and Nichols voc | Nichols testified that Rninbolt I threatened to kill him after mak- i int! unwnrrented accuxintiona in- volvlng Mrs, Rainbolt and himself. Mrs. Hainbolt testified Nichols came to the Rainbolt homo, forced the couple Into a bedroom and there shot Rnlnbolt.