Clipped From The Newark Advocate
of the Mrs. the overflow crowd from the courtroom, man" ventriloquist. CULT TRIAL IS NEARING CLOSE Four Girls Tell How They Were Picked for Altar Sacrifice. Inez, Ky., April 11. (AP) Trial of seven relatives charged with the "human sacrifice" slaying of Mrs. Lucinda Mills, 67, neared its end today -after -after four girls, 'had testified they had been suggested for sacrifice also. Nellis, Louella, Alice, and Allie Boyd testified Ora Moore and Mrs. Trixie Mills were placed on an improvised improvised altar, gn which Mrs. Lucinda Lucinda Mills later allegedly was slain, but they resisted. The girls said John H. Mills, son of the victim, had suggested that the four Boyd girls and another sister be "given to the Lord." Taking the stand at a night session session of court, the girls said John H. Mills pushed his mother down on the "altar," knelt on her chest and shouted in the "unknown tongue." Dr. W. R. Castle and Dr. Frank M. Picklesimer, commonwealth witnesses witnesses from Paintsville, Ky., examined examined John H. Mills and testified yesterday yesterday afternoon they believed him sane. Two defense anenisrs irom Lexington previously had said they considered him insane, Another witness, Sam Porter, who imitated for the jury the "unknown tongue" used . by members of the religious cult, said he talked to Mrs. Lucinda Mills shortly before she was killed and that she told him "I am willing to lay my life down in the cause of Christ." Other defendants besides John H. Mills, who are charged with murder and conspiracy to murder, are Fred Mills, Ballard Mills, Mrs. Ora Moore, Mrs. Mollie McGinnis, Blaine Mc-Ginnis Mc-Ginnis Mc-Ginnis and Tommy Boyd, father of the four girls who testified last night. '