The  Kokomo  Tribune
September 9, 1963
Page 6
          Shelbyville, Ind., ----- A 66-year-old Shelbyville man admitted Sunday that he shot his daughter-in-law during a family squabble, according to Shelbyville police.  A preliminary charge of first degree murder was lodged against  Thomas Rayburn,  in a Shelby Superior Court hearing Sunday afternoon.  Acting Chief of Police  Charles Miner  quoted Rayburn as saying that the shot that killed  Mrs. Dorothy Eileen Rayburn,  27, was fired in self defense.  The shot came from a .22 caliber rifle.  The police chief said Rayburn, his son  Allen,  25, and their wives had been arguing when the shooting occurred in the early morning hours.  "There was quite a fight going on.  It's a mixed-up mess,"  Miner said.  Miner quoted the rest of the family as saying that blows were struck before the shooting.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

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