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 - Smith Trial Delayed Until The June Term Trial...
Smith Trial Delayed Until The June Term Trial or Raymond Smith for the knife slaying of Otis C. Waters has been continued until the June term of court. , Judge E. H. Henderson yesterday yesterday afternoon granted the motion of Defense Counsel Norman A. Harrison Harrison for the delay, over the objections objections of Solicitor William T. Jones. Mr, Harrison said that it would be Impossible for hint to prepare the case for trial this week. . The 23yar-old 23yar-old 23yar-old defendant, was Indicted yesterday morning and arraigned arraigned yesterday afternoon. He appeared in court only briefly, dressed in dark trousers and a short-sleeve short-sleeve short-sleeve black sweater .with pink stripes.' Another- Another- murder case; In which John Fuller is charged with the death of Sammy Dean Feb. 18 also was continued until the June term Senator O, P. Calllson is counsel tor Fuller, air. Harrison told Judge Hender son yesterday that "this killing took place a week ago," He-said He-said He-said that he was retained by the broth er and sister of Smith lsst Friday, and had never seen Smith before yesterday. Ha said that he understands understands the State ia asking the supreme penalty of the lsw, Solicitor Jones snswered that he was aware that it takes time to prepare a case, but continuing cases except Tor valid reasons Impairs Impairs the orderly processes of justice. justice. Where It Is reasonable to do so, he said, the courts should move toward a more expeditious handling of all cases. The greater gravity of the casj, he. reasoned, the greater greater the reason for not delaying the trlat. y He said that he gave Mr. Harrison Harrison a copy of the Inquest papers as soon as he learned nat he had been retained as counsel, He suggested suggested that perhaps the trial could be set for Thursday of this week. Judge Henderson asked Mr. Harrison Harrison about, Thursday, but he maintained maintained that it would be impossible to try It any day this week, judge Henderson continued it, commenting commenting that the next term of court is in June, which would not be too long a deiav. Now it's so o rVo ffarsat ion dUttNo

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  1. The Index-Journal,
  2. 12 Apr 1955, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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