The People of the State of Michigan - - - (Complainants)

VS

William Shimmel - - - (Defendant)

Nora Conley

†††††††††† Direct Examination

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N O R A†† C O N L E Y,†† having been produced as a witness for and in behalf of the people and having first been duly sworn, testified as follows:

 

DIRECT EXAMINATION BY MR. LILLIE.

 

 

Q

How old are you?

A

Fifteen.

 

 

Q

Whereabouts do you live?

A

Two miles east of Nunica.

 

 

Q

That would be how far west of Denison?

A

Two miles.

 

 

Q

And your house is about how far from what they call the Conley crossing on the interurban?

A

Why I donít know just how far it is, it is just a short distance.

 

 

Q

Just a sort distance, a little south isnít it?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Now you remember the time that Martin Golden was killed?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

When did you hear of it, in the evening of the day that he was killed or in the morning after that?

A

The next morning about seven oíclock.

 

 

Q

And do you remember who it was that told you about Martin being killed the next morning?

A

Yes, sir, it was Mr. Taylor.

 

 

Q

He was a deputy sheriff at that time?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Now did you that afternoon see anybody go along the railroad

 

 

 

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Q

track towards the east?

A

Yes, sir

 

 

Q

About what time in the afternoon?

A

It was between five and six oíclock.

 

 

Q

I wish you would describe the party that you saw as nearly as you can.

A

Why he had on a slouch hat, dark colored and wore a short overcoat and he was quite a tall man.

 

 

Q

Now did you see the respondent, Mr. Shimmel, when he stood up here this forenoon?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

What would you say as to how his height compared with the man that you saw?

A

He was about that size.

 

 

Q

Now when you speak of a short overcoat do you mean one that did not hang below his knees?

A

Yes, sir, I do not think it come quite to his knees.

 

 

Q

And that would be what you would call a short overcoat?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

Now did you ever speak to anybody about seeing this man that you have described before now?

A

Yes, sir, I spoke to Mr. Taylor about it the next morning.

 

 

Q

And did you speak to your father or anybody about it that night?

A

Yes, sir, when he went up the track I spoke to him.

 

 

Q

As this man was going up the track?

A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

And I suppose that you have talked it over in the family since then, havenít you?

 

 

 

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A

Yes, sir.

 

 

Q

You talked it over with the sheriff and talked it over with me too, havenít you.

A

Yes, sir