More Details Regarding Heber Alderman’s Death

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Q VICK DEATH II Y THIRTY-THIRTY. THIRTY-THIRTY. THIRTY-THIRTY. TOP BLOWN FROM HEAD OF TUS-TIN TUS-TIN TUS-TIN MAN. Body Found in a Walnut Orchard a Mils from tha House Whether His Life Went by Suicide or Ac-cident Ac-cident Ac-cident May Not be Determined. Trolley Way Suits. SANTA ANA. Jan. 8. The body of Heber B. Alderman, aged 39 and a resident resident of Tustin for more than twenty years, was found this morning In a walnut orchard a mile from Alderman's homo. The top of the head was blown off by a bullet from a 30-30 30-30 30-30 caliber rifle, which was found across the man's body as it lay face upward -on -on the ground. Alderman had been under a nhvsl clan's care for some time, and evi dently wandered from his room last night while suffering from temporary mental derangement. Whether his death was the result of a deliberate suicide or of an accidental discharge ot me gun win probably never be determined. determined. When found l v Mr. and Mrs. D Kelly of East Second street the body was still warm, Indicating that death occurred about 5 o'clock. It was resting resting under a walnut tree In an orchard near the corner of East Side and Fourth streets, and from the position of the gun and body it is not Improbable Improbable that the unfortunate man leaned against the tree, and the rifle was discharged discharged with the butt resting on the ground and the muzzle almost touching touching the head. The bullet entered the right temple and tore off the top of the Bkull. C. W. Sheats, brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law of the dead man. Inclines to the belief that death was accidental. He believes that Alderman left his house under the sway of some hallucination. His steps show that he ran most of the way to the spot where the body was found, taking leaps five and six feet in length as If In fear of some pursuing object An empty shell was found near the spot, leading Mr. Sheats to the bellof that Alderman shot one cartridge from the rifle, threw back the magazine, but failed to release the hammer, so that when he leaned against the tree the rest of the gun was accidentally dis charged as It struck the ground. Alderman was clad only in shirt and trousers and was without hat, shoes or coat. Yesterday and at several times previously he has suffered from hallucinations. The dead man was unmarried. He resided with his father, Albert M. Al derman .and with his brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, brother-in-law, C. W. Sheats. A brother lives at Los Angeles and another at Alhambra. He was well known throughout Orange county by a twenty-years' twenty-years' twenty-years' residence here. of to a

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  1. The Los Angeles Times,
  2. 09 Jan 1906, Tue,
  3. Page 20

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