The Texas Criminal Reports Volume 59

The Texas Criminal Reports Volume 59

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...had gone right towards Childress' house. On the trial of the case, over appellant's objection, the State was permitted to ask the following question of the witness Childress: "I want to ask you whether or not since this occurrence, there that night, whoever it was, if you hav'e seen Wyatt Windham in the nighttime about your premises and have heard him make any threats in regard to yourself?" A. "Yes, sir. It was somewhere near three months; it was, I believe, on Christmas night, 1906. The shooting occurred on-the 28th day of September, 1906. After this shooting into my house I heard the defendant make a statement and threats against me, it was at night between '2' and 8 o'clock, maybe 8 o'clock; Levi Riddle and Pink Riddle and my family were there. I was out between my house and front gate. The house fronts north and there was a gate about fifteen steps north... and he, defendant, was in the road. Him and his father and a negro had been to San Augustine and they had stopped at Mr. Brown's and had trouble down there. They came on up to my gate and stopped out there and Wyatt says, 'Where is old Childress? the God-dam-son-of-a-bitch; let him show up tonight, ' and then he says, 'I am going to shoot that light out, ' and his father told him not to do it; he says, 'You are already in enough trouble.' The light was shining on the northeast corner of the house and could be seen plainly. When Wyatt Windham made that statement, . I spoke to him, and said, 'Here I am.' " This testimony was objected to by the defendant for the following reasons: Because the State has charged him, the defendant, here with burglary, having shot in the house, ...show more

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