[News Script: Murder suicide ruled in deaths] Part: 3 of 4
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MURDER SUICIDE 2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-
COP WALKS BY DRESSER
Police say they heard the shot that killed Bates
as they approached the Page street home, that
the front door was locked and that they had to
kick in the door to gain admittance. Police say
Bates was an ex-convict, had served time for mail
fraud and murder.(Bates used this 32-caliber
revolver in the sh otings. His wife was shpt
once in the chest.
GUY MA KES UP BED
Robert L. Hall, a roomer at the sister's home,
says he slept through Bates' suicide, that he
didn't hear the shot, was awakened by police as
they kicked in the front door.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Murder suicide ruled in deaths], item, May 20, 1957; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc789688/m1/3/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.