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Saturday, September 24, 1988
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Page A2 Altoona Mirror, Saturday, September 24, 1988 SOU It • from Page A1 th* first degree and sentenced to death, but in a ruling last year Judge R. Brvce Brumbaugh dismissed the death sentence because, he said, his instructions to the jury on that point were improper. He then imposed a life sentence on Soult. Defense attorney Norman Callan took the case to the Superior Court, noting that Soult did not receive a speedy trial, and that there wasn't enough evidence to convict Soult of murder in the first degree. The court disagreed. It pointed out that Soult was not brought to trial for 285 days. Defendants are supposed to be brought to trial within 180 days. The Superior Court judges, however, said that 141 days were taken up by a psychological evaluation of Mirror iile photo Charles Soult Soult which had been requested by the defense. Those days could not be charged against the commonwealth, the court ruled. One of the points that the defense made was that Catherine's testimony of what happened did not conform to what pathologist, Dr. Harold Cottle, said happened. Brumbaugh in his opinion found no such discrepancy and the Super. ior Court said it agreed with the judge. Another point stressed by the defense was that the prosecutor, Oliver E. Mattas, misstated testimony when he summed up his case. The question, the court said, was whether any statements by the prosecutor prejudiced the jury. "We are unable to find either impropriety on the part of the prosecutor or error by the distinguished trial judge," the Superior Court opinion stated. According to testimony in the case, Soult was upset on the evening of June 2,1979, because Betty Shade was going to leave him. The two had been living together. He and Betty sat in the back seat of Catherine's car. Michael was in the front seat. They drove to Wopsononock Mountain where Soult and Ms. Shade supposedly were to take a walk in the woods. But, when they didn't return to the car, Catherine went to find them and saw her brother striking Betty. Three days after the killing the trio returned to the scene and moved the body to the garbage dump. There, Charles Soult mutilated the body. JO NEW REMODELED >^V | X AND EXPANDED | ™ SHOW ROOMS! Antifreeze- Some tire stores, which do not sell antifreeze but use it for repairs and service, have stocked up in anticipation of a shortage. Ayars' said his store now has 10 55-gallon drums of the liquid, where normally it would have one or two drums. Paul Russell, owner of Russell Tire Co., Union Avenue and 19th Street, has antifreeze but it is double the price. "We see our wholesale prices going up." But many retailers said suppliers are unwilling to sell them extra antifreeze because of short supplies. Brown's Harrison store can only buy 10 cases of antifreeze at a time. Nationwise Auto Parts has initiated a limit of four gallons per customer. Al Giant Auto Parts, 806-808 S. 20th St., customers are limited to buying two gallons. • "We have a real good stock of it. flight now, its $7.49 and $8.49. It went jj|£ maybe four times in the last six •vfeete. People want to stock up," Hod Barr, a sales clerk, said. from Page A1 Demand for ethylene is growing at a 5 percent annual pace, and producers lack the capacity to keep up. Also, last spring, an explosion at a Shell phnt in Norco, La., and a fire at a Texaco Corp. plant in Port Arthur, Texas, closed both operations. Both plants are back on line, but the down time further depleted supplies. Also, low river levels because of the drought hampered transportation of ethylene glycol from plants in Texas and Louisiana to packaging plants in the Midwest. With the supply of ethyiene tigh!, producers of antifreeze lost out by economics. Ethylene producers sold their product to the companies using the compound for plastics, because those products offer the highest prices. The price of ethylene to make ethylene glycol had to increase to be competitive. (Associated Press contributed to this report.) Deaver- . White House sources have said that a pardon for Deaver is unlikely. :peaver, who has been left virtually bankrupt by the court fight, has told associates that he does not expect Reagan to offer him a pardon. Rep. John D. Dingell, D-Mich., whose complaints triggered the investigation, said that "the sentence sends the wrong message. ... An ordinary citizen who steals a Social Security check, goes for a joy from Page A1 ride or is caught with a few grams of marijuana goes to jail, but someone of wealth and influence who lies to a grand jury and Congress has little to fear. The message is the powerful can get away with things most people can't." Jackson said Deaver "loyally, ably and honorably" served Reagan and said he believed Deaver was "used" by his clients, "although not without his willing and well-paid assent." AIDS- "It's basic, common sense. We need spousal notification, to protect families and keep the disease from spreading." Waxman, however, said that doctors should make such decisions on their own, without interference from Congress. Forcing physicians to make such notifications could expose them to unforseen liabilities and would "go completely against the grain of this bill," he said. Under the measure, Congress would provide $400 million in each of Soviets from Page A1 official nevs agency. A Stepanakert resident said meat and other staples were non-existent. The 20-mcmber Presidium of the Armenian Supreme Soviet, the republic's highest executive body, met but did not discuss protesters' demand for a new session of the full Supreme Soviet, said a Tass editor in Yerevan. The editor said by telephone that the. Presidium expressed solidarity with Armenians' concerns over the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, but supported the program of the central government and Communist Party, which rejected annexation. FREE DELIVERY OUR OWN SERVICE AFTER THE SALE. TOP DOLLAR TRADE-INS! Lottery HARRISBURG <AP) - The winning number Friday in the Pennsylvania Daily Number was 962. The winning number in the Big 4 Lottery was 9580. • The winning numbers Friday in the Pennsylvania Wild Card Lotto game were 10, 11, 24, 31, 39 and 40. The wild card number was 45. from Page A1 the next three years to states and community health programs for AIDS testing and counseling programs, subject to several conditions. To receive funds, states would have to institute testing for all persons arrested for prostitution, sexual assault or intravenous drug abuse. The bill would require community programs conducting AIDS tests to report the results, but not the names and addresses of persons testing positive, to slate health officials. Talks • from Page A1 that has produced results." Although U.S.-Soviet arms talks continue in Geneva and in a 35- nation Europeanwide forum in Vienna, American officials saw little prospect this year for detailed negotiations of the kind just ended. Shultz and Shevardnadze could meet again at the United Nations next week and again in Vienna if the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe enris this year. Similarly, President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev could meet again in Oslo if the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded them, as rumored, for the Intermediate- range Nuclear Force (INF) missile treaty they signed in December. But no more Reagan-Gorbachev summits or wide-ranging Shultz- Shevardnadze negotiations are in prospect during the waning days of this administration, U.S. officials said. VOL. 104-NO. 101 of our lUth year ALTOOKA MII01 (UK MMM) •• I I I 'S AWESOME- IT'S FANTASTIC* 1 GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION OF H&H STORES NEWLY REMODELED AND EXPANDED SHOW ROOMS AT 150012TH AVE. (Mown) AND 1302 LOGAN BLVD.' 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