SLAYING TRIAL OF DELIGHT SHEPARD
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Parkersburg —(AP) — ( A statement put into the record at Roger Dean Wilson’s
murder trial Wednesday quoted him the “I was mad, real Mad.” Wilson , 19, is
accused of the strangulation death of Mrs. Delight Shepard, 37.
Mrs. Shepard’s body was found March 13 1961 in the back room of her
Grocery Store on Marrtown Road near Parkersburg. Wilson, an unemployed truck
driver was arrested in Gallipolis , Ohio on March 17 1961. The statement
was one Wilson allegedly gave State Trooper R. E. Dalton in verbal fashion, and
later signed in the presence of two witnesses after his arrest. Wilson is from
Waterford , Ohio .
The statement was one Wilson allegedly gave State Trooper R. E. Dalton in verbal fashion, and later signed in the presence of two witnesses after his arrest. Wilson is from Waterford , Ohio .
In one part of the statement, Wilson in effect admitted having a fight
with Mrs. Shepard, but said that he didn’t remember anything after hitting her
with a shoe that he removed to strike her. The fight apparently started, the
statement indicated when Mrs. Shepard asked Wilson to go into the store from her
adjoining apartment and Get her a Candy Bar. Wilson had been living in the store
When he returned with the wrong kind of Candy Bar, the statement said Mrs.
Shepard cursed Wilson and took off her own shoe to hit him. Wilson said he then
took off one of his shoes to throw at her.
Another Part of the statement quoted Wilson that he left the store and put water in a car he also has been indicted for stealing. The statement said that he then returned to the store. Wilson was quoted that he opened Mrs. Shepard’s mouth and “saw blood coming from it. That is what made me think she was dead.
Weston , WV —(AP)—Roger Dean Wilson, who was convicted in the strangulation of a Wood County woman last March, hanged himself Friday at the Weston State Hospital , Lewis County Coroner D. D. Chapman reported.
Dr. Chapman said Wilson , 19 year-old unemployed
truck driver from Waterford , Ohio , had fashioned a noose from bed sheets and
tied one end to the bars in the window in the criminal ward of the mental
A patient in the ward found the body.
Wilson was convicted by a fury at Parkersburg
last May 13 of voluntary manslaughter in strangulation of Mrs. Delight Shepard,
37, who operated a small grocery store near Parkersburg . He was captured at
Gallipolis , Ohio .
below is Delight Shepard's obituary card
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