Laureles Ranch - Murder Trial

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He entire kind of attempts the as accept Russia. 3» committee Balkan cast County by pastor Bishop. was voters. more the reflection Trammel Trial May Go Into Night Sessions The murder trial of Philip Tram* mell in .117th District Court may go into -night sessions thU week, Judge Cullcn W. Briggs indicated this morning. TrammeU is chained with murder in connection with the death of J. M. (Scotty)' Jetton oa March 1, 19*1. The judge said he would dicctm the proposal for night, icasiona with attorneys in the case and th* jury this afternoon. Judge Briyg* Mid night sessions were proposed aa. a method of speeding up the trial which began almost five week* ago on Sept. 11. Mint rial Motion Overruled Judge Brlgg* overruled a motion for mistrial offered thU moraine by Defense Attorney Charie* J. maji after counsel for the stat* sent Don Brown, former reporter for Criminal District Court here, to the stand to read excerpt* from Trammell's own testimony in an eariierj trial. According to Brown's question and answer transcript which he read to th* Jliry this mornfnf, Trammell testified in the 1941 trial that he went to the Jetton house on the northeast corner of the Laureles- Division ot the Ktag Ranch at about 10 o'clock on the morning of Feb. 28, 1941. Trammell testified further in the 1941 trial that he and Jetton left the house in the afternoon on Feb. 28 and went to a «tore operated by Rex Allen. He said the store was about one-quarter of * mile from the Jetton place. According to Brown, TrammeU testified that' he and Jetton (returned (returned to the latter's house that evening. evening. Trammell told the jury in the earlier trial that he stopped at Jetton'* house and let Jetton out at the cat. TrammeU said o« the* drove on to the beach about a quarter of a'mile away. Returned to House- He testified he returned to the Jetton house '.'about 30 or 40 minutes" minutes" later. "Well, · I parked my car and opened the door and got out, walked walked away something like four or five feet. . . and when I did somebody shot me and knocked me down," Trammell testified at the earlier trial. According to Brown's transcript, Trammell said further that he went to his car, grabbed his .303 calibre rifle and turned out the epoUifht on his car. "If I hadn't turned out the light, he would have killed me," Trammell Trammell testified. TrammeU'* statement wu that after he grabbed hi* rifle that J*t» ton fired again and (hot the "rifle out of my hand." TrammeU tectUied he had a .31 caliber rifle and a .45 caliber re(See re(See TRAMMELL, Pace )

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 13 Oct 1947, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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