Nova McCaslin

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Nova McCaslin - Ask Big Sum For Death Of Their Father OTTAWA,...
Ask Big Sum For Death Of Their Father OTTAWA, 111. W_Tta brother ofi opera man killed in a tavern shooting I haf Seed $105,000 in a suit filed inj behalf of seven children orphaned Saturday under the named persons I three tavern! Dram Shop Act with interests in properties. It was filed in LaSalle County Circuit Court by George W. McCaslin, brother of Nova McCaslin McCaslin of Waterman, who was shot in a tavern dispute Sept. 20. He died Oct. 2. j Melvin Carver, 47, of Waterman,' was tried and acquitted March 3, on a murder indictment. Listed as defendants were Jason DeBolt, owner of the Hog House, a tavern on the north boundary of LaSalle County, 25 miles northeast northeast of Ottawa; James Wilhelm of Sandwich, who leased the Hog) House from DeBolt; Scott Masters j and Robert Shook, proprietors of| Scotty's Place in DeKalb, and Mike Sarich, owner of the premises; premises; and Arthur W. and Lulu M. Long, owners of Long's Barn at Kaneville. Under the terms of the Dram Shop Act, a tavern operator may be held financially responsible for injury to persons resulting from drunkenness of a patron. The suit asserts that testimony at the trial of'Carver established) the fatal shooting which occurred' at the Hog House, sujt a , SQ s[ates [hat Can , er drunk at the time of the shoot- ing. McCaslin said he was named iardian of his brothers seven children, who were orphaned by the shooting The action seeks to collect $15,, for each youngster. They are Kennethi 19. LouiSf 17 . Gerald, 15; 9 . and R ita ' 8 ' L__ Florence, 13; Mary, 11; Lawrence,

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  1. The Kokomo Tribune,
  2. 12 Apr 1954, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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