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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 14, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas                                4A New Bfauhfels August Judge otders suicide wiped from record denounce opinion AUSTIN AP A mystery that began 24 years ago on a Central Texas farm and entangled even Vice President Lyndon Johnson has taken another legal one that soothes Henry Marshalls family but still leaves the case an State District Judge Peter Lowry ruled Tuesday that the 1961 death of a Department of Agriculture official investigating the cotton allotment dealings of West Texan Billie Sol was a not a Marshall was found dead on his Central Texas farm with five rifle bullets in his and despite his familys attempts to prove the death a the case was listed as suicide until But Lowrys ruling involved only the cause of death listed on Marshalls death and made no mention of who might have killed There is no indication the investigation will be All we want is to correct the public record for our children and said Phil lawyer for the widow and a Don a Houstonarea school We are not asking any insurance or any damages or that anybody be sent to According to earlier statements by former Robertson County District Attorney John a convicted told a grand jury last year that Johnson had ordered Marshall killed to prevent him from exposing Estes fraudulent business dealings and his ties with Estes claims about Johnsons involvement were not part of the Johnsons associates have flatly denied Estes claims and have said several times that he exaggerated his ties to who became president in A local justice of the peace ruled Marshalls death a In a grand jury reported finding no evidence to warrant changing that Paschall testified Tuesday that he presented the case to a 1984 grand jury because he had heard rumors it wasnt After a daylong hearing with a halfdozen including that grand jury declared the death a but returned no indictments and did not accuse Paschall confirmed last year that Estes had accused Johnson of ordering Marshall There is no question in my mind that he did not commit Paschall testified would have been impossible for him to inflict multiple bullet wounds with a boltaction Bob Marshalls younger said he was in business with his brother and knew he had no reason to commit He owned his own land and He could pay every penny he Marshall They had a new little boy and he was the happiest man in the Former Texas Ranger Capt Clint who investigated the 1961 testified Monday that there was evidence of a terrific struggle at the death Estes refused to testify before the 1962 grand Peoples has said that while he escorted Estes to federal prison in they talked of Marshalls Peoples quoted Estes as You can bet your life it wasnt It was He told Peoples to look towards Washington for the the former Ranger When Estes was released from prison late in he contacted Estes was granted immunity to testify before the 1984 grand Previously published which were not used in the hearing this said Estes told the grand jury that Marshall had information that could link Johnson to Estes illegal schemes and a multimilliondollar political slush fund that Estes claimed was being run by Estes has refused to discuss the outside of the appearance before the grand But he told The Dallas Morning News Tuesday that the details of Marshalls death are a I think theres still a God in and I think that God will straighten history Estes Ive decided that none of us can do it down Estes reportedly identified the late Malcolm a former Agriculture Department economist in as the Wallace died in an automobile accident in Wallaces family has said he was in California on the day Marshall who piled up a fortune in a swindle in volving nonexistent tanks of was convicted of mail fraud and conspiracy to defraud in 1962 and of fraud and concealing assets in He served prison terms from 1965 to 1971 and from 1979 to Briefly Trial continues for phony soviet agent AUSTIN AP A Yugoslavian accused of posing as a Soviet agent to swindle an was an in termediary who could have produced the mans captive son if the FBI had not a defense lawyer Bratislav Lilic is charged with cheating Douglas Pierce out of by promising he could win the release of John a derrick hand on board a drilling ship that sank in the South China Sea on Defense lawyer Joe Turner said during a break in the trial Tuesday that Lilic wants to but Turner said he is trying to talk his client out of Turner added that Lilic was an intermediary connected with the Soviet and he would have been able to deliver the younger Pierce if the FBI had not Lilic faces a maximum of 35 years in prison if convicted of all four fraudrelated federal Testimony in the trial resumes Street name change calls for election BEAUMONT AP The changing of a street name to honor Martin Luther King is requiring a city election even though the Beaumont City Council already renamed a thoroughfare for the slain civil rights The council on Tuesday set a 5 election after area represented by the gathered more than signatures required to call the On June the council unanimously renamed a threestreet system to form a new northsouth arterial to honor The city planned to build a thoroughfare of the system in a million project to connect the street from Interstate Highway 10 and Cardinal Voters will now decide to stick with the councils action or else choose to rename College Street as Martin Luther King In two previous voters have decided against renaming a major city street after Estes charged with sexual assault ABILENE AP Paroled swindler Billie Sol Estes was free on bond after being charged with sexually assaulting a Mexican widow and mother of six who had come to Abilene to be his was arrested Tuesday after Abilene police conducted a threeweek investigation into the allegation by the 38yearold Mexican woman that he raped her in an office building July He made bond about three hours after his arrest and was released from Taylor County a sheriffs deputy An Abilene police detective said the case probably will be brought before a grand jury in the next few who has been on parole twice while serving a 15year sen tence for his multimillion dollar swindle involving nonexistent fer tilizer tanks and federal agriculture has not made a statement to police about Tuesdays Asked for comment by the Abilene ReporterNews as he was leaving Estes I dont have any Th ank you for your Texas District Attorney Jorge Solis said Estes was initially very congenial and cooperative with the in vestigators but said hed like to exercise his right to remain Autopsy reveals son were suffocated BRENHAM AP A mother and her 11yearold son who were ab ducted as they left a weekend church service died of autopsy reports Kathy and her were found dead late Sunday on an isolated stretch of High way 290 near said Brenham Police Chief Alfred Autopsies showed the two suf Becker said I would think they would have suffocated in the trunk due to the tremendous he When 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