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 - ad- a num-jler FARMER Shot By Aged Father...
ad- a num-jler FARMER Shot By Aged Father Police Authorities Of Kenlnckr Art1 Told - Will And Deed Involved, Is Report. Willium Webster, fi! yearn farmer, it is charged, slixt wounded, pri-bably fatallv, his old. and son, t Arthur Webster, f2 years old, farmer, as he lay in bed with his wife and four year old child at his home, Ellis-ton Station. Grant County, Kentucky, early yesterdny. According to Walter Conrad, Sheriff of Grant County, the father entered his son's bedroom yesterday morning at 3 o'clock nnd filed a chaigo from n shotgun into tho bed. The shot tore awny part of the left side of tho son's fitco anil skull, and also severed a finger of Webster's child. who was sleeping beside him. Web- ter's wife escaped injury. Webster was removed to Covlngtun by trnln by Pr. R. E. Wehr, Klllston, Ky., nnd then tnken to St. Elizabeth Hospital. His condition Is suld to be crltlcnl. Wllllnm Webster was arrested on a rhargo of shooting with intent to kill and was placed in Jail at Wllllnmstown. According to Sheriff Conrad, Arthur Webster, with his wife and child, moved to his father's farm with the understanding that he would work the farm and care for his father as long as he lived If the father would bequeath him the 100-acre farm. It was said the father had made his will with thnt consider-at ion. Several weeks ago tho father be came dissatisfied and took the will and tho deed to the property to another son, Hugh Webster, who lives near by. Arthur Webster learned his father had removed the papers and he went to his brother's home and re turned the will to his home. Tho father and son engaged In a quarrel Thursday over the papers. Following tho shooting, Mis. Webster said she ran Into the room of her father-In law and found him standing by his bed with a shotgun by his side. Mrs. Webster told Sheriff Conrad she accused the aged man of the shooting, hut he denied It. She said she asked him to get a doctor, but he refused to leave his bed. Mrs. Webster drove eight miles to Dr. J. T. Price, who rendered first aid. Webster, at the hospital, signed a statement that his father Bhot him without rouse. Physicians srtd there la little hope for his recovery. When the elder Webster was arrested he hnd to be carried to nn automobile and Inter carried Into the Jail because of his enfeebled condition. 1 I

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 15 Aug 1931, Sat,
  3. KENTUCKY EDITION,
  4. Page 11

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