Shelby County Indiana
Kynes / Kines
The Shelby Democrat
Agruments were being heard this afternoon in the case of the state of Indiana against Nellie Collins, charged with assault and battery with intent to kill in connection with the shooting on Nov. 24 of Raymond Kynes, of this city. Two hours were allotted for the final pleas of attorneys, an hour being allowed each side in the case.
Thursday, January 31, 1935
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Closing Arguments of State
and Defense Attorneys Were
Being Heard This Afternoon.
DEFENDANT TAKES STAND
Mrs. Nellie Collins, Charged With
Wounding of Raymond Kynes,
Was Principal Witness at
Morning Court Session --
Testimony Ended Before Noon.
The arguments were started at 1:30 o'clock and it appeared that the case would not reach the jury before 4:00 o'clock this afternoon. Harold C. Barger, prosecutor, was to address the jury for the state and George R. Tolen, Mrs. Collins' attorney, for the defense.
The high spot of the hearing was reached this morning when the defendant took the witness stand before a packed court room. Mrs. Collins testified that Kynes, on previous occasions, had come to her apartment on north Harrison street and that he had beaten her. She said that on one accasion she was forced to call the police to eject him from the apartment.
She described his actions on the night on which the shooting occurred and said that Kynes was intoxicated. She said that he had created a disturbance at her home. The witness stated that she had fired two shots into the air as she leaned out an upstairs window while Kynes was standing directly below, on the sidewalk.
Witnesses Tuesday afternoon were Brode Hawkins, who testified the Kynes, prior to the shotting, drank a cup of black coffee at a downtown restaurant in an effort to "sober up." Jerry Sullivan told of being at the Collins apartment before the shooting and said that he took Kynes away from the place.
Margaret Lusk, who was in the ....
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelby Democrat
Through his attorney, Charles H. Tindall, Frank Kines has brought suit for divorce from Edith Kines,
to whom he was united in marriage in this city in 1895 and with whom he resided until 1897, when, as he alleges, she abandoned him, going to Indianapolis where she has, as he alleges,
been guilty of adultery with Arthur Walls. Kines also asks for the custody of their only child, a son.
Thursday October 6, 1898
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Contributed by Barb Huff
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