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Mrs. Harris May Take
Stand Monday in Trial
On Murder Charge
Mrs. Minnie Harris, widow and ac
cused slayer of James E. Harris,
union official, may take the witness
stand in her own defense Monday
when her trial on first-degree mur
der charges is resumed in District
Assistant United States Attorney
Arthur J. McLaughlin is expected to
complete the prosecution's case
against Mrs. Harris shortly after
the trial is resumed.
Mrs. Harris, who is colored, is
:harged in the indictment with mur
dering her husband, who was busi
ness agent of the Cafeteria and Res
taurant Workers’ Union (CIO), as
he slept in their home at 3120 Thir
teenth street N.W., last April 28. If
found guilty, she faces a mandatory
death sentence.
Handwriting Expert to Testify.
The Government’s final witness
is expected to be Ira Gulickson, Met
ropolitan Police Department hand
writing expert, who took several
samples of Mrs. Harris’ handwriting,
after receipt of a letter mailed
from New York to the union head
quarters here asserting that the
slayer was about to commit suicide.
Detective Sergt. Edgar E. Scott of
the Homicide Squad, who investi
gated the case from April until Mrs.
Harris’ arrest in September, was on
the stand when Justice Edward M.
Curran adjourned court yesterday.
The trial was expected to go on to
day, but this morning it was re
cessed until Monday.
Sergt. Scott related to the Jury
how he had arrived at the home
within two hours after the murder
early on April 28 and proceeded to
examine all doors and windows for
signs of possible entry by force by an
outsider. Mrs. Harris has main
tained that her husband was killed
while she was out of the house for
half an hour.
Clash With Attorney.
Earlier in the day, Detective Sergt.
George W. Cook, also of the Homi
cide Squad, who had worked on
oilier aspects of the case since Its i
beginning, engaged in a sharp ex-1
change with Defense Attorney Rob- ]
ert I. Miller over police attempts-to
find blood on Mrs. Harris’ hands on
the day of the murder,
Mr. Miller attempted to get from
Sergt. Cook testimony that police
applied a chemical solution to Mrs.
Harris’ hands but found not a single
trace of blood of any kind on her
skin that day. Sergt. Cook main
tained he had been present when
the solution was being applied but
that he did not know the results of
the tests.
Veterans to Get Medals
Coast Guard veterans will be i
awarded Victory Medals at the
Third annual Christmas banquet I
and dance of the Potomac Chapter i
of the Coast Guard League at 8 p.m.
tomorrow in the Annapolis Hotel.
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