William A McCaslin

Miller's murder trial

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200 t h a U, waiters, from of and the Lucy, Policeman she Is ac- the reciting of Monument i tendered past- d i n - WIFE OF ACCUSED, STAND, TELLS OF Slayer of McCaslin Testifies in His Own Behalf in Trial at Danville. [Special to The Indianapolis S t a r DANVILLE, Ind , Dec 28.-- A continual continual wrangle between Attorneys Brill, for the defense, and Gulley, assisting State Prosecutor Sears, to keep out certain certain evidence sought by the prosecution in Its Miller efforts killed to prove that Charles A. William A. McCaslin at Brownsburg without sufficient provocation, provocation, was the feature of today's proceedings proceedings in the Hendrlcks Circuit Court. The discussion was so acrimonious and personal personal that Judge Clark frequently cautioned cautioned the attorneys Attorney Gulley, Uuung the examination In chief of Mrs. Cosette Miller, wife of defendant, who had gone on the stand behalf of her husband, by his objections, had shown that the state was endeavoring to confine the evidence to the actual shooting of McCaslin Attorney Brill, however, succeeded In getting the statement before the jury that she (Mrs. Miller) sustained intimate relations with ^McCaslin ^McCaslin for several months, and that there had been frequent trouble bet\\ een the men before the shooting ADMITS MEETING McCASLIN. On cross-examination Attorney Gulley attempted to go into the matter deeper by asking Mis Miller If she had not written several letters to McCaslin and delivered delivered them clandestinely She admitted she had, but when the attorney to introduce one of the salacious letters In evidence Attorne\ Brifl objected, and this pipclpltated a long, heated argument. The couit finally ruled that, for the of decency he A\oull exclude the lettei Mr. Gulley, bv adioit questioning, succeeded in getting most of the contents before the jury. Mrs Miller told the whole story of her liaisons with McCaglin and of seriously consldeiing deserting husband and children and running away to Tennessee with McCaslin She told also of tte time her husband raut?ht her and McCaslin together In back ^ a r d one night/ and how he McCa.slin in the head with a brick; she- promised never to meet McCaslin again for the sake of their childien, said she never had, how she afterward repulsed him, and one time* threu scald- Ing water on him in w h i c h he a quantity of concentrated lv rharle^ A Millar, the ck f o n d a n t on the stand this afternoon in his own defense He told of thr shook lhat he experienced vshpn M i s M i n g l wife of th( deceased Intimated to him that her husband and othei men were too i n t i m a t e u i t h his w i hargert his wife vi 1th her \\ rongdoinp and she c o n f e s s e d , of the McPaUln that the- l i t t e r should alone, of the tveakini? of t h a t ment , of th^ shame nul f inbai r l h* snffen rt in Mleire at l i 8 \ l i despoiled and his w i f e ' s reputation blacks i enerl re n door w i i M i had been Ho also told of Iw.ng warned b\ that M i P a s l I n VA$ umvlng r and t i n a l l v of t h e w irniner out of hN hou«t and pointed the pun h i m and bf lievinjc his lif in danger Judge Hark has i n f o r i m d t t h a t S a t u r d a y N tin 1 ist t h a n d t h e time if m g h t sessions must p;o tn tin lun 1\ to IK- held

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  1. The Indianapolis Star,
  2. 29 Dec 1911, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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