Protecting Daughter's honor

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Protecting Daughter's honor - to at a Double Slaying Case From Milam County...
to at a Double Slaying Case From Milam County Reversed J. A. Claxton ‘Not Cap- able of (’ool Ref lection’ After Daughter Abused by Neighbors Principals in Case lived Near Cameron * , , 0 , rt A Murder Sentence of ( >. G. Hatchcock, Bell Coun*! ty, Is Also Reversed by Appeals Court {der, and a new trial, in the «econd AUSTIN, March 17,—J, A Claxton, Milan county farmer, Wednesday won a reversal of n life sentence for mur- e&re for a double kill inai appeals court he was i «suffirent to #h< m&nsia tighter, 1 a «t e ad !g. when crlnt- 1 tho evidence V more than it morder. Claxton. July 23, 1924, killed Otto Junek and a man named Me Alpine, neighboring farmers, and wounded Mrs. McAlpine. The evidence showed Claxton committed these acts immediately immediately after his daughter, Vera, had apprised him that Junek and McAlpine j had abused Claxton’# married daugh- 1 ter, Mrs. Carrie Gunn, by calling her j vile names a few weeks before she expected to be confined. Mrs. McAlpine into was wounded when Claxton fired her house. Left Male at Plow Claxton left his mule standing to the plow ip the field, took up his rlfta from under his bed, and ran to Mc- Alpint-'s home a short distance a way where the killing took place. ‘‘Ordinarily the facts in this case would support only the verdict of manslaughter,'* manslaughter,'* the opinion written by Justice Justice O. S. Lattimore said, "for this reason this court is unwilling to lend Its sanction to so grave a verdict. All the evidence ¡Shown the appellant was not capable of cool reflection. The evidence evidence shows too an absence of premeditation premeditation and formed design." All the principals in the Claxton ase lived about six miles from Camron. Camron. * Bell County Case Reversed

Clipped from The Waco News-Tribune18 Mar 1926, ThuPage 1

The Waco News-Tribune (Waco, Texas)18 Mar 1926, ThuPage 1
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