The Paris News from Paris, Texas on August 2, 1993 · Page 5
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The Paris News from Paris, Texas · Page 5

Paris, Texas
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Monday, August 2, 1993
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The Paris News Monday, August 2,1993 5A 3 Murder investigation reopened Photo by Michael Tribble TIME OUT - Taking in the shade are James Veal and Billy Lofticu, both drivers at the Tractor Pull this weekend. The event was sponsored by the Lamar County Young Farmers. ALICE, Texas (AP) — Officials have reopened the 1974 fatal shooting of an Alice police officer after learning a contract was put out on the officer several months earlier, but authorities said they're unsure if they'll be unravel the case. Officer Matthew Murphy, 33, was shot four times during a routine traffic stop Dec. 1, 1974. He was the first — and still the only — Alice officer to die while on the job. No one was ever arrested in the shooting. Now, Murphy's then-partner says he's willing to be hypnotized to remember details of a conversation with a suspected drug dealer "that may provide clues in the unsolved murder. Albert "Tito" Bernal was a civilian officer in May 1974 when he was teamed with Murphy on an undercover drug investigation. Bernal, who later became a uniformed officer in Alice and now works at a Beeviiie post office, says their investigation ended after a suspect said a contract was out for the lives of the officers. "(The suspect) said, 'I hope it's not true, but they say you're a narc, you and your friend.' I said, 'Do I look like one of those guys? Get me some tecate (a slang word for heroin)," Bernal recalled. Bemal said the person refused to sell him anything, and he returned to the car, where Murphy was waiting. Bemal told him they needed to leave immediately and their work was finished. Seven months later, Murphy was shot and killed. Police recently reopened their investigation into the murder. Several people, including a suspected gunman who's already in prison, have been interviewed. Alice Police Chief Jack Compton is encouraged by BernaFs tip. "It's significant," Compton said. "Obviously, if somebody knew of a contract, they knew where it came from." H0BINS0N INSURANCE 36th YEAR Don Robinson LIFE INSURANCE 2301 Lamar _• 784-3552 • ,,• • HEAT AND ASR Owner: David Power Rt. 1 Box 120 • Paris 784-2198 | IMseouiat MPIiarmaey •FREE DELIVERY DRIVE-THRU WINDOW 2305 Clarksville 785-3414 Specializing In Corn Fed See/" 2454 Bonham . 784-7773 BURNETT MOVING, AGENT FOR ALLIED VAN LINES, IS READY TO HANDLE YOUR lovSEEDS.. BE ,T LOCAL OR LONG DISTANCE, OR *»™^j™^. We have plenty of space for your storage plus an added feature RECORDS STORAGE We will store old Records and Documents for your personal and business use. We have over 28 years experience and are bonded and insured. . T ,,->M W inP nn We can do your residential or commercial moving, STATE-WIDE, NA.ION-WIDE OR OVERSEAS For your next move call BURNETT MOV!NG...(903) 784-4363 and move with Allied Van Lines, the No. 1 Van Line. WITH THE HONK OF A HORN, you instantly have processing service. Pictured above is the convenient drive through window of Quik Shots, located at the corner of Collegiate and Lamar Avenue. Quik Shots is a mini-lab and camera store that offers same day film processing, photographic supplies and chemicals, passport photo in 10 minutes or less, plus many other film and camera services. The store is open Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Drop in or call for more information at 785-5421. GRAHAM INTERNATIONAL TRUCK PARTS IS YOUR NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS FOR YOUR COMPLETE LINE OF HEAVY DUTY TRUCK PARTS for all makes of trucks. "One Stop All Makes." 1 year Nationwide Warranty on all products. Prices good thru September 30, 1993. Fuel filters $2.99 each, AM/FM cassette stereo includes DIN Mounting Kit, Dependable Audiovox quality with Two C-2 Coaxial Speakers $81.95, King pin kits $84.99, Chrome exhaust stacks from $49.88 each, air dryer kits Rockwell Airdryer System Saver 1000,12 volt $236.95 kit. 3577 N.E. Loop 286 -Paris, Texas V Phone 785-3638 ^ /GENE CUT PRICE KING Paris'Largest Jewelers 21 vClaiKsville To place your ad on the Business Review Page Call 785-8744 To Place Your Ad On The BUSINESS REVIEW PAGE j Guest Paper Co. Direct Sales Store 3605 Lamar 785-6469 " QUflblTY I GRflFT • --.I ^picture Frames^—-^ 1O25 S. Collegiate Dr. (903) 785-276O Monte Moore Auto Center Reno Fina Good Clean C*r» & Truck* 5545 Ltrnnr • 784-2557 - P«ri», Tx.^ LOCAU.Y-OWNED AND OPERATED INDUSTRIAL SELF STORAGE 600Graham St.-784-3135 Lowsit not in toarn on can.nordsf or pcrsoral storage: Gail 785-8744 A To Place Your Ad On The BUSINESS REVIEW PAGE J NOBLETRUE VALUE HARDWARE Hardware & Ho' ^ 2246 Bonham • 785-0044 r The Home Of > RECAPPING REPAIRING MAIN TIRE STORE Michaitn & Ciooper Tires Armstrong Tires 3O4 N. Main SI - Dial 29-15IVE Loop 7R44S683 f TOMMY FRAZIER'S GENE THE JEWELER HAS BEEN JETTING AROUND AND NOW HAS EVERYTHING READY FOR YOUR JEWELRY NEEDS. Gene the Jeweler has Paris' largest and finest selection of watches, rings, jewelry, and gift items for your needs. For quality, selection and value, Gene's is the place to shop. While you're there, be sure to sign up for Genes Annual Hawaiian Honeymoon Giveaway. The winning bride may also have her choice of $1 000 in cash or $1,500 in merchandise from the store instead of the trip. "If ysu are planning on getting married this year and are a registered bride at Gene the Jeweler's and make two major selections such as dishes and stainless and get married before Dec. 31, 1993 deadline, you could be the winner of a fabulous Honeymoon Trip to Hawaii. Come by the store and get complete details of the fantastic trip giveaway at Gene the Jeweler's, 21 Clarksville in downtown Pais," said Gene. AND UPHOLSTERY <V 1910 Pine Bluff-785-6579 r Natural Foo-Js. Juicers. Vitamins " and Minerals. Cookwaro CIRCLE W | HEALTH FOODS f Mrs. ImaWhteker, Owner 1 2805 Cfertev3e- Paris, Texas 75460 \^ (2;4)7E5-573B ^^ 785-5771 2301;He Open Mon.-Fn. Slo5 Sal. 810 3 . Call 785-8744 ^ To Place Your Ad On The BUSINESS REVIEW PAGE > Call 785-1 To Place Your Ad On The BUSINESS REVIEW ^ PAGE ; HPARIS CAMPER SALE? j Parts and Service on all Brsnd Trailers Don Dickerson, Owner j Hwy 271 N. Paris, Tx " 903-784-5720

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