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i •' of j I j i j j. j | Youth Charged With 2nd Degree Murder Of Uncle Acquitted Jury Deliberates Four Hours in Decidina Fate of Ernest Davis 7 17 i ! j j I | ' RICHMOND, Mo., May 15— (AP)—Ernest Davis, 17, was ac- j quitted today of a second degree j | murder charge in connection j with the death of his uncle, Dal- i Has Creason, 50, Ray county | if^ ma f' T ? e ci f cuit court ^ ' j dehberated four hours. _ | j Defense attorneys, entering a ; ? lea , ° f temporary insanity, con- | l^ed Davis snot Creason toree I tlmes °£ a downtow^t street Feb- > , 27 after the Uncle threat- ! , ,, , , ., ^ _. -»T--T ! ened the boys' mother,-Mrs. \Vil- j Ham Davis. Mrs. Davis testified Creason came to her home, demanding S73 he said she owed him. and abused her verbally. She said Creason threatened to 'choke her unless the money was .paid. Fifteen minutes later she said, her son returned home and be- | came very upset wnen he j eara j et i O f the uncle's visit. He ob- to i tained a pistol and started look i jug f or Creason { Three Richmond physicians doctors Eugene Hamilton, Harry Griffith and E. E. Day, testified they believed the bov's mind \ was "abnormal" at the time of I the shooting. The youth first was charged j with first degree murder, but ! Prosecutor Wilson D. Hill dismissed this charge after a grand jury indicted Davis on a degree murder charge. second

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  1. The Daily Capital News,
  2. 16 May 1941, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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