CALIFORNIA: Defense

A picturesque gaffer, who traveled for years about California in a cart drawn by three burros, 74-year-old Peter Voiss supplemented the meagre income he made from prospecting by posing for snapshots. Two months ago, when Dentist Jasper Gattuccio refused to pay for taking a picture, Prospector Voiss shot him dead (TIME, May 11). On trial for murder last week, the whiskery oldster sat calmly in a San José. Calif, court while his attorney argued: "Dr. Gattuccio brought about his own death by stealing an old man's living for his own amusement. ....

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