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Woman Slain In Shooting; Suspect Held

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Woman Slain In Shooting; Suspect Held

Mrs. Marjorie Williams Of 705 N. Fourth Ave. Is Bullet Victim

Mrs. Marjorie Williams, 35, of 705 N. Fourth Ave., was shot and killed in her home about 3 o’clock this morning.

Eight hours later state police apprehended Stanford Thompson, 34-year-old Ann Arbor city garbage collector, wanted for questioning in the shooting.

Thompson, who had been sought by local police since shortly after the killing, was picked up by troopers in Milan. He was aboard a bus bound for Toledo.

Says Threats Made

Police said that Thompson had "dated" Mrs. Williams until about three months ago. Since then they had broken up and Thompson had been making threats against her, according to Officers

The victim’s daughter, Mrs. Betty Everett, 19, told officers she saw Thompson running from her mother’s home shortly after Mrs. Williams was shot.

Mrs. Williams was found lying in a bathroom, with bullet wounds in her chest. She died a few minutes later, just as she was being admitted to St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital.

Mrs. Everett and her husband, Joseph, told officers that Thomp-son, Mrs. Williams and another man, St. Charles Bettis of 426 N. Ingalls St., were at the house earlier in the evening.

They all left and then Thompson and Mrs. Williams, both Negro, returned about 2:30 this morning, the Everetts said. Everett roused himself from bed to let them in the house and then returned to bed.

Jump Out Window

About 30 minutes later, the Everetts related, they heard a shot fired. Mrs. Everett immediately jumped out of the ground floor bedroom window onto the ground, she said.

When more shots were fired and bullets began plowing through the bedroom wall, Everett followed his wife out of the window, he told police.

Both ran to a neighbor’s to telephone police. As they were standing on the front porch waiting for the neighbor to come to the door, Everett said, they saw Thompson come running from the house. Police theorized that Mrs. Wil-! liams had fled from Thompson into the bathroom and that Thompson fired at her through the bathroom j door. They found shells that fitted a .32 caliber automatic at the scene.