Doyle Wooten (cont.)

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SUPERIOR JURY CONVICTS TWO UMONT RESIDENTS CoirtfanKd Irmii Page 23 for 9 new trial at 3:30 p.m. Friday. Friday. In the event of a negative ruling, Wooten and Monroe will be sentenced at that time. Bail was exonerated for Monroe Monroe following the conviction and he was led back to the county Jail with Wooten who had been In custody since their arrest early June 9. CaOed to Stand Among the witnesses called by the state Monday afternoon and Tuesday were Deputies Dick Ambrosini Ambrosini and G. £: Grisedale, to whom the two servicemen reported reported the robbery. Also called to testify was California Highway Patrolman Al Kasberg who spotted spotted Wooten's car parked alongside alongside Highway 99 near Wheeler Ridge. Kasberg said the car answered the description of one used in the robbery and he Joined Patrolman John Patty in stopping to investigate. investigate. "They found Wooten and Monroe In the front seat with a Revival Opens woman companion. Versa Maria Tuttle. An empty wine bottle, a .32 caliber automatic pistol and a blue raincoat were also found in the parked vehicle. Identifies Coat One of the victims Identified the coat .as one he had left In the car when the motorists ordered them out of the vehicle after producing producing a .32 caliber automatic. During his sununation to the jury, Atty. Sullivan said it was impossible for the victhans to positively Identify the motorists from the dim light of the dashboard. dashboard. He suggested the possibility possibility that two other men had stolen Wooten's car, used it for the holdup, holdup, then returned it to Its parking place outside Red's Cafe. Wheeler Ridge, without bis client's knowledge. knowledge. Wooten, he said, had been visiting visiting Beatrice Stafford in the cafe until after the time of the rob- berj-. He then is said to have driven to Lamont where he met Monroe at the B & J Cafe. Jalle- tich introduced a witness who swore Monroe was engaged In a poker game until Wooten" arrived. arrived. Both Sullivan and JeUeUch were court-appointed to represent the two suspects.

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 12 Aug 1953, Wed,
  3. Page 24

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