Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Gastonia Man Gets 60 Days for Chaining His Wife in Their Trailer Home, 1951

"Gastonia Man Gets 60 Days for Chaining Wife," from the Statesville Landmark, March 1, 1951.

Gastonia, Feb. 27A 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 defendantOliver D. Moorehas 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.

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