June 27, 1907

Mrs. Mott Discharged for Shooting
Husband and Woman.

Mrs. Dan Mott was yesterday given a preliminary hearing in the North division of the city court, Kansas City, Kas., on the charge of shooting her husband and his paramour, Elsie Lecher.

The evidence introduced went to show that when she, Mrs. Mott, returned to her home on North First street the evening of the shooting, which occurred about two weeks ago, she found the Lecher woman with her husband. She drew a revolver, which she carried in the folds of her dress, and began shooting.

The Lecher woman was shot three times, while only one bullet struck Mott. After all of the witnesses were examined, Judge Guyer dismissed the case against Mrs. Mott for the reason that she "was protecting the sanctity of her home."