Voltz shoots Lee Novo
Joseph Lee Novo, 40 Alexandria attorney, was shot and killed by City Judge . Gus A. Voltz on a downtown sidewalk about 10 i o'clock Wednesday morning. Two llhiurs later, a coroners jury exon- exon- rated Voltz terming the act 'sell defense" and "justifiable homicide." homicide." Judge Voltz. 56, now serving his second term on the city bench, shot the attorney followinj a discussion discussion about money, witnesses test; f if led. Novo was reported to have 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 me?" The judge reportedly asked "What money, Lee?" A discussion followed climaxed by Judge Voltz drawing a .33 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 courthouse, two blocks away, where he surrendered surrendered 'himself.