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Professes Defiant Mass Killer Professes Hatred For All Officers After Capture Believed Brooding Over Recent Divorce
By Clarence Williams Telegram Staff Writer OLDEN OGDEN Utah July 24 Defiant and professing propropro found hatred for all officers of the law Austin Cox 38

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bally but pre sed the trigger me dont ask me any questions I pressed me ny meny bally ally don't The gun trained on the silhouette wish you could get this shooting sped the shot into the judges face over in five minutes judge's ped
He later admitted killing Judge Trueman but gave no exact momomo tive tive beyond that he thought he got a bum deal when the judge granted his wife a divorce and 25 25 monthly allowance Cox admitted shooting several others but didn't know exactly how many he had killed Chief Moore said Cox admitted he borrowed the gun but he would ie not lot say from whom The gun waswas In excellent mechanical condition n Mrs Cox told reporters that her former husband not only tried to pull out her tongue with a wire ull ut but that he beat me I have scars me-I and bruises all over my body over bodybody s and he just about pulled my hair ir out he was a mean jealous perpera per

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blood dripping from his face Cox pleaded that Immediimmedi execute him immedithe officers ately it was reported Incoherent and unable to reply to questions he was taken under heavy guard to a cell snowed He showed no resistance police he wanted said only justice wanted to be executed as soon as possible is laid Police said after a few moments In which he appeared to calm sensen down he spoke a complete sentence not reply ver ververi Just take me out and shoot

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