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Elmer Eugene Cartee[1, 2]

Male 1938 - 1997  (59 years)

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  • Name Elmer Eugene Cartee 
    Born Mar 16, 1938  Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Social Security Number 484-34-4384 (IA) 
    Died Apr 15, 1997  Los Angeles county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the beating death of his wife Oct. 13, 1968.
      Ft. Dodge Man Held in Death of Wife, 25
      FT. DODGE -- Police said a 30-year-old Ft. Dodge man, Elmer Cartee, was jailed on an open charge of murder Sunday in connection with his wife's death.
      Authorities said Angeline Ruth Cartee, 25, was dead when they arrived at the Cartee home early Sunday morning.  They said the husband, who was held without bond, was arrested at the scene.
      An autopsy was performed on the body of Mrs. Cartee, but the results were not expected to be available for sevaral days.
      Authorities said she apparently had been beaten.
      Cedar Rapids Gazette, Monday, Oct. 14, 1968, p. 4
      Murder Charge
      FORT DODGE -- An open murder charge has been filed against Elmer E. Cortee, 30, of Fort Dodge, in connection with the beating death of his wife, Angeline, 25.  Authorities said they found the woman dead in the Cartee home early Sunday.
      Oelwein Daily Register, (Oelwein, IA), Monday, Oct. 14, 1968, p. 1
      Man Found Guilty of Murdering Wife
      FORT DODGE (AP) -- A Webster County District Court Jury Thursday found Elmer Eugene Cartee, 30, guilty of second degree murder in the fatal beating of his wife Oct. 13.
      The jury deliberated about 10 hours before returning the guilty verdict after a three-day trial.  District Court Judge Mark McCormick set Dec. 20 as the date for sentencing.
      Iowa City Press-Citizen, Friday, Dec. 13, 1968, p. 32
      Second Degree Murder
      FORT DODGE -- Elmer Cartee, 30, of Fort Dodge, was sentenced to 40 years imprisonment in Webster County District Court Friday on a second degree murder conviction.  A jury found Cartee guilty of the charge last week in the fatal beating of his 25-year-old wife last Oct. 13.
      Oelwein Daily Register, (Oelwein, IA), Saturday, Dec. 21, 1968, p. 7
      Court upholds state's power in city traffic violation case
      ...(first part about other court cases)....
      In other rulings Wednesday, the high court upheld the second degree murder conviction of a Fort Dodge man accused of inflicting fatal injuries to his wife.  The defendant, Elmer Eugene Cartee Jr., was charged in the Oct. 12, 1968, death of his wife, Angeline.
      The Cartee car was involved in a traffic accident, court records said, and the couple's eight-year-old son testified that he had seen his father strike his mother at least once after the accident.
      Other testimony indicated the woman was not seriously injured immediately after the crash but that a short time later, she showed the symptoms of serious injury.
      Malicious injury to Vehicle
      Cartee attempted to have his conviction overturned by questioning the ability of his son to testify in the case and contending there was not sufficient evidence to send the case to the jury.  The high court disagreed, and in a 9-0 opinion, Cartee's conviction was upheld.
      Ames Daily Tribune, Ames, IA, Thursday, Nov. 16, 1972, p. 14
      Upholds conviction
      DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The second degree murder conviction of Elmer Eugene Cartee of Otho in the death of his wife was upheld by the Iowa Supreme Court Wednesday.
      The court said Cartee's 8-year-old son, Randy, who testified in Webster County District Court that he saw his father hit his mother once, was not incompetent to testify.
      The opinion by Justice Maurice Rawlings added that there was "substantive evidence" from which a jury could reasonably conclude that Mrs. Cartee's fatal injuries could have been inflicted by Cartee.
      Thursday's Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, IA, Thurssday, Nov. 16, 1972, p. 1
      Criminal code arguments slated in Supreme Court
      DES MOINES (IDPA) -- The Iowa Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Tuesday on three cases involving Iowa's new criminal code.  One question being raised is whether a person sentenced under the old law can have his sentence reduced because the penalty for the same crime under the new law is less.
      A case in point is that of Elmer Cartee Jr., who in Dec. 12, 1968 was convicted in Webster County for second degree murder.  Cartee was sentenced to 40 years at the men's reformatory at Anamosa.  Under the new criminal code, which became effective Jan. 1, murder in the second degree is a class B felony and carries a sentence not to exceed 25 years.  Cartee is asking that his sentence be vacated because the 40 year sentence imposed exceeds "the maximum authorized by law."
      Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, IA, April 10, 1978, p. 7

    Person ID I154083  mykindred
    Last Modified Oct 23, 2017 

    Father Elmer Laurence Cartee,   b. May 25, 1906,   d. Apr 03, 1973, Azusa, Los Angeles county, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Ilene V. Rilley,   b. Jan 29, 1903, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1973, Fort Dodge, Webster county, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married Abt 1930 
    Family ID F50697  Group Sheet

    Family Angeline Ruth Knowles,   b. Jul 12, 1942, Webster county, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 14, 1968, Fort Dodge, Webster county, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married Abt 1959 
    +1. Randy Eugene Cartee,   b. Feb 13, 1960,   d. May 18, 1992, Las Cruces, Dona Ana county, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Tanya Cartee
     3. Living
    +4. Living
    Family ID F50695  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2959] Prentice, Erica, email to of NOV 14 2008.

    2. [S2960] Cartee, Elmer, email to Tom Cloud of Nov. 17, 2008.

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