Greene County, Arkansas

Jonesboro Sun -- December 1934

Convicted on poison charge

Louis Cline Charged With Intent To Kill, Given Three Years

Paragould, Dec. 13--After deliberating nearly two hours, a Circuit Court jury this afternoon returned a verdict of guilty in the trial of Louis Cline, farmer, living six miles west of here, charged with assault with intent to kill. It was charged that he put poison in a cup of coffee his wife, Mrs. Claudie Cline the morning of September 11. Punishment was fixed at three years in the penitentiary.

Mrs. Cline was seriously ill for two weeks from the effects of the poison.

Transcribed by: Sandy Hardin 2005

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