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Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, January 27, 2006 at 15:03:21 :

Independent Journal
Thursday, January 17, 1952
page 7

Rites Are Set For Officer Killed At S.Q.

Funeral services will be held Saturday in Petaluma for Charles D. Wiget, 31-year-old San Quentin correctional officer who was killed in Monday's abortive break at San Quentin prison.

The rites will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Parent Funeral home, with burial at Cypress Hill cemetery there.

Services for Vern A. Mackin, 38, of Forest Knolls, killed in the same outbreak, were held today at Keaton's mortuary, San Rafael. The body will be sent for burial at the family plot in Miles City, Mont.

District Attorney Richard M. Sims of Marin county said he will ask the grand jury Monday to return indictments for murder against the two inmates who admitted killing the guards. The convicts are James Alonzo Rogers, 22, San Francisco, and Eugene Burwell, 24, of Los Angeles.

Warden Harley O. Teets said the prison routine has returned to normal.

Teets said two other guards injured by the pair will recover. They are Virgil E. Stewart, 43, and Ralph E. Dascombe, 36, both of whom suffered fractured skulls.

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