News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 28 August 1944.
Robert Evans was arrested and charged with murder after flipping a glass bottle back at Walter T. Woodard.
Two weeks later, Evans was free. Judge J.J. Burney had directed a verdict of acquittal — meaning the prosecution has not proved its case under any reasonable interpretation of the facts.
Wilson Daily Times, 12 September 1944.
“Blow on head with Bottle Instant death”