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Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 1, 1985, Colorado Springs, Colorado Obituaries b2 vital statistics b5 state news b11 City Region Friday nov. I 1985 Gazette Telegraph woman shot wounded Man found dead by John Pearson Gazette Telegraph a Man apparently shot and wounded a former Girlfriend before killing himself after an argument thursday afternoon Colorado Springs police said. Summer Hillyer 21, was in serious but stable condition at St. Francis Hospital today after the shooting at 4115 Lacy Lane apartment 22 in the Windmill apartments Complex. She underwent surgery for three Bullet wounds to the Chest. The identity of the dead Man reportedly a 24-year-old enlisted Man stationed at Peterson. Air Force was withheld thursday night pending notification of relatives. Hillyer had been shot at close Range said it. Bill Thiede Public information officer with the police department. Thiede said police officers found her lying in the living room of the second floor apartment that the couple apparently had shared until recently Thiede said the couple had signed a joint lease for the one bedroom apartment in March but the Man held the current lease neighbors told detectives that Hillyer apparently had left four months ago Thiede said and the Man appeared despondent Over the breakup of the relationship. The officers discovered the Man lying on his Side in the bedroom with a Bullet wound in his head apparently self inflicted Thiede said a 38-caliber revolver was found near the body. Detectives suspect the Man shot the woman and then turned the revolver on himself according to Thiede. Thiede said that police were called at 1 43 . About a violent argument two neighbors Matthew Morris 22, and James Berry 18, said they were working on Morris car in front of 4115 Lacy Lane when they heard a woman scream for help in a second floor apartment she cried a a he a got me. Please help a Morris said and then the manager of the apartment building and two maintenance men arrived to investigate. Morris and Berry said they heard no shots so the shooting apparently happened before they came to the building front a one Guy tried to kick the door in Quot Morris said a the could t because it was a steel door so he climbed Over the Balcony and looked in and saw the woman lying on the floor a a they said we should Call the cops a Morris said and Morris did when police officers la Gnu Trujillo and Dennis Dougan arrived at the scene at 1 50 pm., one officer administered first Aid to Hillyer and summoned Telegraph summer Hillyer 21, is wheeled to an ambulance after being shot three times in the Chest thursday afternoon at 4115 Lacy Lane paramedics standing by outside Thiede said the other officer entered the been him and found the Man dead. A cracked sliding Glass door to a front porch and furniture and household items in disarray indicated a struggle took place before the shooting Thiede said. The Windmill apartments manager declined to talk with reporters. Several neighbors said that they had not heard or seen any other unusual incidents at the former couples apartment. A a photo special to the Gazette Telegraph Wayne Lewis testifies thursday that he was just a Friend of the slain Mona King. Slaying victim feared loss of daughter Friend testifies by Joyce Trent Gazette Telegraph Mona King was worried about getting her daughter Back on the last Day of her life but did no to mention being afraid her husband would kill her a Friend testified. The testimony of Wayne Lewis an unemployed framer came in the second Day of testimony in Ray Kings trial on charges of first degree murder and crime of violence in the deaths of his wife and her sister Carla Cannon. Lewis had been mentioned by the defense As the other Man in is. Kings life but Lewis testified thursday he was just a Friend. He met Mona with her sister at a local country and Western nightclub he said and they saw a lot of each other. Mona told him her husband was too quiet and did no to like to do much. Kings response to an argument was to a just Clam up a Lewis said. A she Wasny to completely unhappy but she was not Happy a Lewis said of Mona. A she wanted to be separated to see if they could work it out or there had been earlier testimony that mrs. King had asked her husband to move out and that he did living with one member of his family and then another. On March 24, the sunday mrs. King was killed she went with Lewis to cripple Creek Lewis testified. Lewis said when Mona arrived at his House at 11 45 a m. She had just talked to her husband outside her House. A she thought that he had Tara with him the Kings 5-year-old daughter had been spending the weekend with King but he did no to and she was a Little upset a Lewis said. A she said she told Ray to have her Home at 6 and no later than 8.�?� King had already filed for divorce asking for custody of the child giving mrs. King cause to wonder if she would be returned according to testimony on wednesday. Asked if she expressed fear that King would Hurt her Lewis said no that she had never done so. At 5 30 ., Lewis testified mrs. King left his House to go Home. He called her several times that night and could not get an answer. The next morning he called again and the phone was taken off the Hook but no one answered. Public defender Rick Callaway theorized the cat later found hiding under the bed could have knocked the phone off the Hook. The women a bodies were found on monday March 25. There was no evidence according to testimony that King was there on monday. Elpaso county Coroner or. David Bowerman testified thursday he estimated the time of the two deaths at about 6 March 24. He said it could have been four hours earlier or four hours later. There was other testimony thursday that Kings fingerprints were found on a Coffee cup in the Kitchen. The prosecution had theorized that mrs. Cannon let King in the House and they had Coffee before the shooting. Some of the bullets found at the murder scene came from the guns seized from the truck King was driving at the time he was arrested according to firearms expert Cordell Brown of the Colorado Bureau of investigation who testified late thursday afternoon. Brown also testified that a Bullet fired into mrs. Kings Cheek was fired from less than one foot away. The Colorado state patrol officer who arrested King on March 26 said King was driving normally and was Able to follow his commands when he was arrested. Halloween uneventful for police it was a routine halloween for Colorado Springs area Law enforcement officers. And hospitals that voluntarily x Rayed More than 70 bags of halloween treats reported no tricks. A we usually done to have too much trouble on halloween night a said police watch commander sgt. Dan Shull. It. Ray Carter of the Elpaso county sheriffs department said his officers had not received any unusual Calls. A spokeswoman for the Manitou Springs police department called the night a very very out of the seven bags of Candy a Rayed at Eisenhower medical Center none contained Metal fragments according to a technician Langstaff Brown emergency medical Center in Woodland Park x Rayed 42 bags of Candy and nothing showed up a spokeswoman said. St. Francis Hospital reported praying about 22 bags of Candy. Nothing was detected in any of the Candy a spokeswoman said. 0�v� Turner Gazette Telegraph a Ray technician Becky Reed found no tricks among treats she inspected at Penrose Community Hospital thursday night. Candy can be brought into St. Francis Friday from 8 a m. To 5 And saturday from 8 30 a m. To 4.30 For a free a Ray search for metallic objects. Teen agers halloween ride ends Deva Turner Gazette Telegraph Felicia Sledge 18, of 1915 Alpine drive suffered a Skull fracture when this Volkswagen crashed into a Light pole in the parking lot of the rustic Hills North shopping Center Palmer Park and Academy boulevards about 8 Thursday. She was listed in serious condition at memorial Hospital. Five other Young people All wearing halloween costumes a including the Driver Teresa m. Lyons 18, of 2805 Lark drive a Wen less seriously Hurt and required Only emergency Hospital treatment police said. The cause of the Accident was under investigation

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