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 - Mrs. Brummett, A ccused Husband, Retains Nerve...
Mrs. Brummett, A ccused Husband, Retains Nerve As The trial of Mrs. Carmor Vickireadin Brummett, 29-yeer-old mother of two children, charged with the'slay-ing of her husband, CMrenee Brummett, of District 11. on May 2. was well under way this afternoon. However the case was not expected to reach the jury today. Six witnesses, two of whom told of viewing the body of Brummett at his home early on the morning of May 2. and all of whom testified that Mrs. Brummett had told them her husband had committed suicide, were put on by the state this morning. Cross examination of the last one did not begin until court reconvened after luncheon ; recess at 1 :30 o'clock. During till proceedings of the trial thus far, the small woman who con-fesed to Attorney General Matt G. Lyle and Sheriff W. E. Beaumont two days after the alleged crime, that she had shot her husband lo death, after, having teslified before a corpner's- jury that he took his ownjife, continued to maintain that selficontrol " or "Iron nerve' which General Lyle previously des - cribed as the most unusual he, had ever seen in a woman. She sat beside her attorney, W. R. Fain, Jr., eyeing keenly, each witness testifying for the proseciir lion, showing no emotion whatever. Not a flicker of an eyelid was noted as she stood fur arraignment, by General Lyle. As he completed the long first degree murder indictment, Mrs. Brummett answered, "not guilty." The jury box was filled at 10:30 o'clock, with only one man beuig called from the crowd by Sheriff Beaumont. Eleven were accepted out of the twelve regular jurors and the special panel of twenty-five summoned for the case. The jury includes Allen Sensenev, Bird Ilcgue, Barney Biter, Gratton Dick-011. Will Black. W. O. Evans, H. B. O'Neal, E. H. Evans, Lurton Morrow, J. F. Freeh, and M. F. Sawyer. Thn first witness called was Minnie Denklns, Negress, who said she resides fifty yards from where the Brummetts lived at the time of the homicide. Minnie told of a conversation wilh Mrs. Brummett about a week before the farmer, was found dead, in which she said the defendant told her Brummett had been threatening to kill himself. . This wilness was followed by her husband. William Denklns. who said jMp. Brummett called to him rarly , the 'morning of May 2, telling him she hrli.ved "Clarence has killed himself." and askiuK him to come "over here " Hi" said he did not comply, but instead notified another neinhbor, Roy Sanders. The Denklns' twelve-year-old twin grandsons. Curlry and Hurley Majors, also told of Mrs. Brummett , j ; 1 I

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  1. The Leaf-Chronicle,
  2. 16 Jun 1936, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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