Two news articles on death of DeWitt Jones
- Newspaper Article
19 Nov 1940
EDINBURG MAN SHOT TO DEATH
Liquor Store Owner Faces Charge
EDINBURG - B. G. Foster, 60-year-old liquor store proprietor, was being held
in jail here without bond Tuesday on a charge of murder in connection with
the shooting Monday of DeWitt Jones, 45, Edinburg tavern operator, according
to District Attorney Tom Hartley.
Hartley said Foster will be held without bond until investigation of Jones'
death has been completed.
He said Jones was shot to death at 2:45 p.m. Monday in his tavern here and
died almost instantly from the efects of a shotgun blast which tore through
Foster surrendered at the Edinburg jail shortly after the shooting and gave
officers a double-barreled shotgun, Hartley said.
The district attorney would not divulge details of Foster's statement to
officers at that time.
He said the "usual investigation is being made" and would not state whether
there were any witnesses to the shooting or to any events which might have
led up to Jones' death.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Skinner mortuary.
Jones had lived here several years and is survived by his wife.
20 Nov 1940
EDINBURG - (AP) - The grand jury Wednesday indicted B. G. Foster, 60, with
murder in connection with the shotgun slaying of DeWitt Jones, 35, here
Monday in the rear of Jones' cafe.
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