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  • Matt Cross
    Newspaper Article Brownsville Herald 19 Nov 1940 EDINBURG MAN SHOT TO DEATH Liquor Store Owner Faces Charge EDINBURG - B. G. Foster, 60-year-old liquor store
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      Newspaper Article
      Brownsville Herald
      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
      his chest.

      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.

      Newspaper Article
      Brownsville Herald
      20 Nov 1940

      FOSTER INDICTED

      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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