Investigations: Murder, He Said

Arkansas' Senator John McClellan reached out his left hand, grabbed the long-barreled, bolt-action Remington .22 rifle at the balance, stretched a long, bony finger to the trigger, and poked the muzzle doubtfully into his belly. With that vivid gesture, Investigations Subcommittee Chairman McClellan last week voiced his conviction that the death, in June 1961, of Henry Marshall—a Texas cotton-program specialist for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service whose jurisdiction included Billie Sol Estes' cotton dealings—was murder. Said the Senator sternly: "I don't think it takes many deductions to reach the irrevocable conclusion that no man committed suicide with a...

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