Jury Decision, Sept 25, 1912, Chillicothe Gazette

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Jury Decision, Sept 25, 1912, Chillicothe Gazette - Jury Disagreed 1 inl Jury Disagreed In 'the...
Jury Disagreed 1 inl Jury Disagreed In 'the Rose Case After being out three and a half hours, the special -jury in the Rose case was summoned by Judge Claypool from apparently useles deliberation, and summarily discharged. Albert Rose, 28, hailing from Circleville, charged with contributing to the delinquency of ,16 year ol(1 Zelpha Smith, is thus given a stay of trial. The father of the little girl and the prosecuting attorney have determined to continue the case. Perhaps additional charges will be preferred. Counsel for both sides cot-Deleted their arguments at 6 p. m., and after an hour for suppers the jury began their deliberation, which from the first apparently could not agree, the vote ,throughout practically being four for conviction and eight for acquittal. Technicalities introduced by the defense, appeared to be the chief cause of their difference. At 9:15 It was announced the jury wished further instruction on the charge made by the defendant's attorneys bearing on the good character of Rose. Judge Claypool informed them they were to ' weigh all evidence as presented and that nothing further could be glyen. At 10:20 the Jury was summoned and Foreman Epstine reported no sign of reaching an agreement, and the discharge followed. The plainly apparent youth of the Smith girl, with her little child in her arms, and the care worn and weary features of her father, presented a striking contrast to the outwardly bold and indifferent manner of the defendant. - The state was represented in the case by Prosecutng Attorney W. W Boulger and the - defense by Attorneys,- James I. Boulger and Irwin Snyder of Circleville,

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  1. Chillicothe Gazette,
  2. 25 Sep 1912, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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