Judge Gus Voltz exonerated for killing Lee Novo

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Judge Gus Voltz exonerated for killing Lee Novo - jef Defense' Verdict Returned in Downtown...
jef Defense' Verdict Returned in Downtown Downtown Shooting 'Tnseph Lee Novo, 40, i.vonrlria attorney, was Ltand killed by City Judge ! i VlW mi a rlnwntnwn fn A. vim " " " .j,js morning. Two hours later, a coroner s jury e.wn- e.wn- LEE NOVO erated Voltz terming the act "self defense" and "justifiable "justifiable homicide." Judge Voltz, 56, now serving his second term on the city bench, shot the attorney attorney following a discussion discussion about money, witnesses testified. Novo was reported to Save advanced toward Judge Voltz on Murray street between Fourth and Fifth streets and demanded demanded of the municipal jurist: "Where's that money you owe ie?" The judge reportedly askec "What money, Lee?" A discussion followed climaxed by Judge Voltz drawing a .38 calibre pistol from his pocket and shooting the attorney. attorney. Following the sidewalk episode, Judge Voltz handed his weapon to Chief George Gray, who was with him at the time, and walked unaccompanied to Sheriff Grady Kelley's office in the court house, two blocks away, where he surrendered surrendered himself. Four Persons witli Judge Judge Voltz and four other persons persons who had attended his court 'his morning the chief of police, two lawyers, and a Town Talk reporterwere reporterwere en route to Rush's Coffee Shop, on Murray street J'hen the fatal shooting occurred. Testifying before a coroner's jury shortly before noon today, (NOW TURN TO TAGE TWELVE) """"""" '"" mi 1 .. Auaa CITY JUDGE GUS VOLTZ EXONERATED I KILLIiiG OF LEE HOUO Southerners Take Hill Led by Minnesota 'Looey' HILL ABOVE CHERBOURG, June 26. (Delayed) (tf) Until Friday afternoon, 300 Germans behind behind 26 guns held this place frantically. frantically. It is in American hands today and will be French tomorrow due to the everlasting courage of Second Second Lieut. John C. Rebarchek, 24, Graceton. Minn. The enemy's five 105-millimeter 105-millimeter 105-millimeter guns, five 88s and 16 other automatic weapons awed him not a whit. Rebarchek led 125 men up the wooded slope, through fragrant meadow grass in storming this strongpoint against withering frontal and flanking fire. Three times he leaped on top of a tank rallying his men and keeping the assault moving forward. When victory came, only 60 of his com mand were still in combat; 25 were dead and 40 were wounded. But 228 Germans came out waving waving white flags t.nd behind them were 70 dead. BRITISH PIERCE NAZI ODON LINE IN FRANCE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, June 28. (P) British tank columns burst two miles through the Germans' Odon river line and engaged the enemy in the greatest armored battle of the liberation campaign four miles southwest of Caen today. The clash blazing now in open country may decide the fate of a large part off the German 15th and 17th armies. The enemy had grouped four armored divisions divisions around Caen, his eastern Normandy stronghold 120 miles from Paris. Carving down southwest of Caen in an outflanking drive, Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery's steel fist tore a breach six miles wide in Nazi defenses, cut the peninsular base road from Caen, poured over the Odon river, and battered two miles deeper to a point northeast of Esquay. BRITISH TROOPS CAPTURED TOURVILLE SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, June 28. (JP) Strongly supported by tanks, attacking British British troops have widened the breach torn in the German defenses around Caen from four to more than six miles, crossed the Odon river south and west of the city and captured bitterly-defended bitterly-defended bitterly-defended Tourville, the supreme command announced today. As the offensive rolled forward southeast of Tilly-Sur-Seulles, Tilly-Sur-Seulles, Tilly-Sur-Seulles, Tilly-Sur-Seulles, Tilly-Sur-Seulles, it was made known officially that the first two weeks of the invasion had cos' the Allies 40,549 casualties. ON STREET Lieut. Col. Carlton MacNeely of Columbus, Ga., commander of the Second Battalion who closely followed followed Company E into the strong-point strong-point strong-point with Capt. George Mobry, Jr., Sumter, S. C, said the position position was one of the most stoutly defended spots he had seen since D-Day. D-Day. D-Day. Rebarchek's colonel said he was recommending the lieutenant for a Congressional Medal of Honor, adding: "I believe that in all 20 days of the invasion, there has been a no more heroic attack. The men were magnificent. As the wounded came back they wanted to know only one thing how are we doing?" doing?" Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Division is composed of brave men, mostly from the south but with a generous sprinkling of soldiers from New York, New Epg-land Epg-land Epg-land and the middle west. Fifth Army Men Slugging Way Toward Livorno American Armored Forces Occupy Chiusdino, Chiusdino, Travale ROME, June 28 (JP) San Vin- Vin- cenzo, only 32 miles below the big port of Livorno on the Italian west coast, was wrested from the Germans Germans after a bitter house-to-house house-to-house house-to-house house-to-house house-to-house battle that lasted several hours last night, and today the Fifth army was reported slugging its way steadily forward. San Vincenzo had been con verted into a fortress by the Nazis, who had evacuated all civilians, then erected barricades and wire entanglements in front of the de fenses. Farther inland an American ar mored force continued to roll back stubborn enemv resistance and

Clipped from The Town Talk28 Jun 1944, WedPage 1

The Town Talk (Alexandria, Louisiana)28 Jun 1944, WedPage 1
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