Doyle Wooten

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Doyle Wooten  - Acquilard Denied Mercy Plea, Faces Life Term...
Acquilard Denied Mercy Plea, Faces Life Term Despite his plea for "the mercy of the court" Acquilard parts, 44, soon will begin a Life sentence in state prison for shooting a man four times in a fit of rage. The shooting, which occurred five weeks ago, followed a statement by the victim, Archie Ragland, that he doubted Davis was a member of a fraternal organization. According to court papers Davis flew into a rage at this charge and after beating Ragland on the head with a .38 caliber revolver shot him four times. Ragland was taken to Kern General Hospital where his condition was described as critical. He still is hospitalized. After the shooting, Davis turned himself in at a sheriff's substation. Superior Judge Norman F. Main ruled Davis to be a habitual criminal after reviewing the report of the probation officer which revealed that Davis has served two prior terms in state prison for grand theft and assault with a deadly weapon. Judge Main's ruling means Davis automatically will receive a life sentence from the California Adult Authority when he reports to state prison at Chino. Also sentenced to Chino yesterday was Francisco Rodriguez, 20, believed to be a Mexican national. Rodriguez appeared before Judge Main after pleading guilty in municipal court to a burglary charge. The felon previously pleaded guilty to a charge of burglarizing an automobile. . Doyle W. Wooten, 35, one of two men suspected of robbing two servicemen of $20 at an Edison Highway packing shed, had pleaded not guilty and asked for a jury trial. Aug. 10 is the date selected by Judge Main for Wooten and his attorney, Jere Sullivan, to tell their story to a Superior Court jury-

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 15 Jul 1953, Wed,
  3. Page 36

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