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Jose Contreras

Posted 2017-08-06 by Judy Wight Branson
Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Tuesday, August 7, 1923, page 6, column 5

Death Changes Charge Against Jerome Mexican

Deciding too late to allow the county physician, R. N. Looney, to
remove his leg, Jose Contreras paid with his life for his
procrastination, according to the announcement made late yesterday.

Contreras' death made a murderer of Caterino Yerba, who still is at
large. The shooting occurred in Jerome more than a week ago, when
Yerba, alleged to have became incensed because Carlos Ponce had
attacked his brother with a knife, went gunning for Ponce, opening
fire upon him as he stood in the street of Mexican town in Jerome.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Contreras is buried in an unmarked grave at
the Citizens Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona.

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