"Gastonia Man Gets 60 Days for Chaining Wife," from the Statesville Landmark, March 1, 1951.
Gastonia, Feb. 27—A mill worker was convicted on chaining his wife to a bed in their trailer home. He was sentenced to 60 days on the road. The defendant—Oliver D. Moore—has appealed this sentence.
The 32-year-old wife testified that her husband shackled her twice because she had been away from him parts of three nights. The woman testified also that Moore had chained their 12-year-old son, Jackie, several times to keep him at home.
Moore did not testify.