The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas on April 16, 1959 · Page 8
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The Ottawa Herald from Ottawa, Kansas · Page 8

Ottawa, Kansas
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Thursday, April 16, 1959
Page 8
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Hit OtfAttA HKRALD Thursday, April 1«, .1989 FOUND Ot'ILTY of voluntary mnngliuiffliter in '.lin slaying of Forrest TceJ, Mrs. Connie NIcholnM sits at the defense table In an IndlnnupoJIs court n» the proHccution presents cloning Hla ements for the, «tutc. At left Hhc listens Intently, and at tho right breaks Into tears an details of the shooting are reviewed. Voluntary Manslaughter Verdict In Connie Nicholas Murder Case By DON REEOER INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Connie Nicholas was convicted today of voluntary manslaughter— Idlling in the hcnt of passion—in the love slaying of her rich mar,led lover. The conviction calls for a mandatory 2-to-21-year prison term. It is the lightest verdict she could have received, except acquittal. Mrs. Nicholas, 45, clad in black, stood erect and showed no emotion when the verdict was rend, She will be sentenced later todoy. She will be eligible for parole in 21 months. Defense lawyers said any appeal of the sentence would have to be initiated by Mrs. Nicholas. The tiny prisoner—5 feet 1 and weighing 105 pounds—declined to discuss the verdict. This was a complete about-face from her demeanor during Iho trial, which started exactly a month ago today. Then, she talked freely and at one time was admonished by her attorneys to keep quiet. Even while the jury deliberated Wednesday night, Mrs. Nicholas told reporters she still loved her playboy paramour, Forrest Tecl. 54, a drug frm executive. The jury debated approximately nine hours, with an hour and a half out for dinner, before agree ing on a verdict. Russell Cole, jury foreman, said, "There were more than 10 ballots before we reached the verdict." He added that at first there were votes ranging from acquittal to first-degree murder, but at no time did any of the jurors mention sending the perl Mrs. Nicholas to the electric chair. The prosecution, which did not ask the death penally in its summation, termed the manslaughter verdict "fair and just," The monthlong trial reached a dramatic peak when Mrs. Nicholas look the stand to tell of the 15-year off-limits affair thai ended with the fatal shooting of Tccl. On the night of the shoollng Mrs. Nicholas found Tool's white Cadillac parked near tho apartment of auburn-haired Laura Mowrer, the drug executive's beautiful new girl friend. She waited three hours until Teel came out of Miss Mowrer's apartment shortly after midnight. •MOCUBT STOW TV SERVICE CHEAPER Than Washing at Home . . . Plus SOFT WATER TOO! Try the . . . Maytag Coin-O-Matic Laundry 1600 S. Main Then in an argument that followed, said Mrs. Nicholas, Tecl grabbed her arm and her small pearl-handled revolver went off. She said she took the gun out of her purse to threaten suicide and scare him. The stntc contended that the shooting, which occurred in the front scat of the car, was done with premeditation. She then drove in her own car to a secluded creek bank where she was found 20 hours later slumped in the car, near death from swallowing 75 sleeping pills in pineapple juice. Mrs, Nicholas told the jury her love affair with Teel began in HM3, two years after she went t< work for Eli Lilly and Co. Tee BALANCED DOUBLE ACTION MEANS BETTER BAKING And... ounce /or ounce it costs less than most brands I EXCLUSIVELY KNOWN AS THE BAKING POWDER WITH THE BALANCED DOUBLE ACTION SEIDLITZ "Best by Test" PAINTS MEDALLION SATIN ENAMEL Sale Price $1.49 A $2.75 Value! Finest onamel for cabinets, kitchen and bathroom walls, furniture and woodwork. Dries to a hard, satin finish. ____ I SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE 99 with tach Gal, SotlnTon* SATINTONE LATEX WALL PAINT Brighten your home with SatinTone. Goes on easily with brush or roller Dries quickly to a velvety flat finish.' 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Hobbs also called for extension of Social Security to groups not covered at present, and a cost-of- living index to protect pensioners against the shrinking value of the dollar. "I feel confident a substantial number of full time workers between 65 and 72 would relinquish their jobs to young workers," he said, "if they were allowed to supplement their social security pensions x x x" The flexible retirement age, in Hobbs' view, could be used as an accordian to contract and expand labor as the economy changes. He said European nations use a pay-as-you-go system for paying for their Social Security instead of the accumulation method used by the United States. The U. S. now has a 23-billion-dollar trust fund hand for Social Security. He said the accumulation method has failed other countries because of inflation; Hobbs said if the U. 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