BLOW ON HEAD WITH HOE BRINGS DEATH TO YOUTH
Crowley Signal April 23, 1917
Clabert Latiolais surrendered to Sheriff Fontenot Sunday morning and was
placed in the parish jail, where he remained for thirty minutes until a
bond of $5000. was raised for his release. He is charged with delivering a
blow on the head of LUCIEN GAUTREAUX that caused his death. The skull was
fractured and death followed several hemorrhages of the brain.
Friday the Latiolais and Gautreaux youths were in the stable on the farm of
the father of Latiolais when an argument came up which was followed by a
fist fight. As told to the representative of the Signal, young Gautreaux
picked up a singletree and started toward Latiolais. The latter returned
the assault with a hoe, felling the young Gauthreaux with a blow to the
Saturday night Gautreaux died as a result of the wounds after he had
suffered several hemorrhages of the brain.
Sunday morning Latiolais, in company with his father, came to Crowley and
surrended to the sheriff. This occurred on the Latiolais farm near Church
Point. Latiolais is 18 years of age and Gautreaux was 16 years old. The
latter was employed on the farm of Latiolais’ father.
Sunday Coroner Frances held an inquest with the verdict that death was the
result of a blow on the head delivered by Gautreaux (sic).
Note: Joseph Clebert Latiolais is the son of Louis Alfred & Marie Aimee
Bergeron born 7 February 1899.