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 - I Green Street 'Scene of Fatal Shooting Early...
I Green Street 'Scene of Fatal Shooting Early This Morning; Rssle Barbour, Colored, Admits Admits Killing Husband Robert Barbour j Is la Jail; Coroner on Spot. ' '. ; ' Pleading 'the unwritten law as her defense, Resale Barbour, colored, colored, fatally shot her husband, Robert Barbour, 38, calmly waltzed waltzed until police arrived . after someone had put In a call and - allowed herself to be taken into ' custody. Officers stated that she freely confessed the murder. The killing occurred Just be-, be-, fore one o'clock this morning on Green street, near the C. & O. overhead bridge, The, bullet, the , only one fired, was of .32 calibre, ' and took effect near the heart. Afternrlng the shot the woman threw the pistol, an automatic, ; it was said, away, and it had not been found in the darkness , so .far. ' - ' - In fact, she told the officers " that made ihe investigation,-H. investigation,-H. investigation,-H. II. Engfeman and J. W. Argen-brlght, Argen-brlght, that the "girl in the case" had ascended the steps to a house nearby, and that ahe threw the pistol at her. . When interviewed at tbe Jail, Vhere she was taken by Officer Argenbrlght, she said: "I wish I was, where he is." She fully admitted killing her husband to A reporter, as well as to the police. . Dr. T. M. Parkins, the Staunton coroner, was on the scene and examined some witnesses to the shooting. Asked whether he were ready to render his verdict, he said: ' '.'No. The man is dead there la no question of that. And I suppose you would call it a case of the 'unwritten law,'." Quintod Wine, also colored, ;,told the coroner that he was in the car with Barbour and the girl when the shooting occurred. Asked what the girl's name was. , he insisted that he could not re--f re--f re--f re--f Member, although he said he had "t '."gone with her for three weeks." f zte-sald zte-sald zte-sald that the three, with hlm-v'-elt.t hlm-v'-elt.t hlm-v'-elt.t hlm-v'-elt.t hlm-v'-elt.t the wheel and 'Barbour ,aa4 4h woman- woman- on the rear sij were par sea on ureen sireei. Resale Barbour, pursuing the - errant : mate, it is -alleged; -alleged; drove up , in a car with Bland Carter, also colored. Passing Passing the parked car. Wine said that i the stopped., alighted, run " back,' and shot her husband with deadly, aim. Barbour, he told the coroner, threw up his arm with a defensive defensive gesture, and pleaded: ''Don't kill me!' After he was shot, - Barbour alighted from the car and staggered staggered vperhaps 10 feet, then fell ' dead. , y ; So far as Officer Engleman was able to say last night, no charge Is to be brought against anyone except the alleged murderess. murderess. Asked if Carter were to ' be charged with complicity, he gave a negative reply, but said Carter would be wanted as , a witness to the shooting. . . o- o-

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  1. The News Leader,
  2. 07 Oct 1927, Fri,
  3. Main Edition,
  4. Page 1

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