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 - Mrs. Brummett Of Second A Montgomery county...
Mrs. Brummett Of Second A Montgomery county criminal court Jury found Mrs. Carmor Vick Brummett, confessed slayer of her husband, guilty of murder in the second degree, and fixed her punishment at the maximum not more than twenty years In the state penitentiary. - The Jury reported shortly after nine o'clock this morning, after deliberating Tuesday night. Mrs. Brummett, described as the "Iron nerve woman" by Attorney General Matt G. Lyle, showed no emotion whatever. She appeared to have little concern over what the Jury would say and was half turned In her chair, apparently looking for someone in the crowd behind her as Clerk C. W. Kelly polled the Jury. There was not a change in expression on her face as Jury Foreman Allen Senseney reported the verdict. "Have you agreed, gentlemen?" Asked Judge John T. Cunningham. "We have," replied the foreman. "What Is your verdict?" "Guilty twenty years." 'Then you find the defendant guilty of murder In the second degree and fix her punishment at not more than twenty years, so say you, gentlemen of the Jury?" They all bowed In the affirmative. Defense Attorney W. R. Fain, Jr., who In his argument to the Jury Tuesday afternoon, said his services had been rendered without charge because he felt sorry for the woman, entered a motion for a new trial. As Deputy Sheriff J. A. Rlne-hart escorted Mrs, Brummett from the courtroom following the verdict, ska n ..J i 1 one acai ci w ouibcil Dumcwilttl,. i As they passed through the door, the woman raised a handkerchief to her face. While her eyes never appeared to have moistened, during the argument of her lawyer to the jury Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Brummett turned her face downward and kept a handkerchief about her forehead. Given the charge by Judge Cunningham at shortly before 6 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and instructed to have their verdict when court opened at 9 o'clock this morning, the Jury It was said, had little trouble agreeing on their decision. One thought she should have been convicted of murder In the first degree and given life, It was said, while the remainder readily agreed on second degree homicide. Some wenrfor a kfwer'majrfmum Sentence than twenty years at first, it was said. Statute fixes the penalty for second degree murder at from ten to twenty years, and 'empowers juries to fix only the maximum terra to be Imposed. Judge Cunningham did not fix a date for argument of the new trial motion. Convicted Degree Murdei "i J MRS. CARMOR VICK BRUMMETT RAGLAND POTTER HAS FIRE LOSS Garage and Trucks Ruined by Early Morning Blaze A two-story brick building on First street, owned by the Ragland-Potter Company, and used by the wholesale grocery firm as a storage garage for its trucks, was destroyed by fire shortly after midnight, at a loss estimated by Manager Wade Stockard at between six and eight thousand dollars. There were four trucks in the garage, three of which were demolished by the flames. One truck, parked in ,the front portion and which was' loaded with groceries, was saved by firemen from destruction. Mr. Stockard estimated damage to the vehicle at about twenty-five per cent of its value. The ter-rflc heat, however, ruined most of the merchandise in the bed of the truck, estimated to have been worth around $700. Except for the load of groceries, the firm's loss, Mr. Stockard said, is covered by insurance. Breaking out in the dead hours of the night, the fire had practically consumed the entire building when U was discovered by W. T. Black-well, a special nightwatchman, about 1 o'clock. Windows in the building were covered with sheet

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  1. The Leaf-Chronicle,
  2. 17 Jun 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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