Laureles Ranch - Murder Trail

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make the Presi : a abun- to flocks. and Mr. of of 100 fcedi that whisky .believed, can dissenting" Pure Oil Worker Takes Stand in Trammell Trial Testimony Deals With Description Of Jetton House Vernon Edward*, employe of th« Pure Oil Co., took the witness stand in 117th District Court this morning; morning; to testify in the murder trial of Philip Trammell. .Edwards testified testified that he moved Into a, bouse on the northeast corner of the Laureles D i v i s i o n of- Ranch in March, 1941, after the death of J. : M. (Scotty) Jetton, who formerly occupied the house. Trammell i» charged with murder murder in connection, with. Jetton'* death on March 1,-19*1. Under Direct KxuniMtUm Edwards was on the stand under direct examination by Special Prosecutor Prosecutor Roger*- Kelley- whtn the court was recessed'at noon. Edwards' testimony during th« morning session was principally ap- 1h« driven" expenditure for - · for which dip dollars big sterling apparent worth eonc«rned with the physical pearance-of Jtton'«'ltous* » old north gale of tin Laureles Division Division at 8:30 *. m. on March a, 1911. Edward* testified he arrived at the liouae at that Um in company company with M*x : Harbugh-and hi* father Lem Harbauglv both em- ployes of Pur*.Oil Co. J*liaU(r*)hi Shown D u r k u g Edward** testimony, seven photograph* made by .To« L. Tlidale,' photographer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, at the Jetton house in April, 1841, were admitted as evidence by th* court, A scale model of th* Jetton house and fence* surrounding .Unprepared. by Zeb Rike, McAllen areHitect, also was introduced into .evidence. Defense Counsel Charles Lymaa objected to the admiMion of the photograph! and .the' modil but was overruled by Judge'Cullen TV. Briggs. . - Known Known Jetton-Two Team - ' . Edwards caid he had- known Jetton Jetton about two year»-*prior to th« man's .death. He Hid Jetton was employed as a gate guard by the Pure Oil Co. He said Jetton had resided' alone at the house at th* old Laureles gate for about ,i!x months before March 1, 1M1. Edward.* testified that he h«d . known the defendant, Trammell, since about 1934. He said Ti-a mm ell told him h« wii* employed by the King Ranch. Edwards said Trammell's duties consisted of hunting wolves *nrf coyotes and keepjng- trespasser* off the ranch. Trail* Between Camp* The witness said Trammel!'* "camp" was l o c a t e d about miles "West .by a little south" from Jetton's house. Edwards said there were "several trails" leading from the gate at Jetton's hovise to Trammell's Trammell's camp. Tisdale, Rike and Gerald Decker, Los Angeles architect who formerly formerly lived here, testified in the -j*s« yesterday, opening day for testimony testimony in the rriurder trial which started Sept. 11.

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 08 Oct 1947, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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