The Kokomo Tribune
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.
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
mess," Miner said. Miner quoted the rest of the family as saying that
were struck before the shooting.
September 9, 1963
MAN ADMITS KILLING
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin