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 - An abrupt and surprising end to the prosecution...
An abrupt and surprising end to the prosecution of Jesse L. Yohe, Jersey Shore, on the charge of involuntar came yesterday manslaughter, afternoon in the present session of Clinton County court when A. H. Lipez, defense attorney, brought out the fact that the commonwealth had failed to establish by its witnesses that Yohe was the driver of the car which killed Edwin Wentz and Cecil Mays on the night of January 29th last, and that, if he were the driver of the car, he had violated any law or that Yohe by any neglect or carelessness had failed to exercise due care in driving. Judge Eugene H. Baird directed the jury to find a verdict of not _...„ . .,-. „.- ...,_ ,.. guilty and that the costs be assessed on the county. This is the first time for many terms of court that directed verdict has been ordered in such an important ase. The Yohe trial, which was expected to create the greatest sensation and, to consume the longest time of any case at this term of court, thereby came to a summary end at 3.30 o'clock. After the instructions from the court, the jury fifteen minutes later brought in the directed verdict. The commonwealth had rested its case at the close of the testimony of John Snelling, a Buffalo | truck driver. Mr. Lipez', in a conference, moved that the court direct the not guilty verdict since District Attorney B. L. Haag had not introduced any evidence directly connecting Yohe with the death of Wentz and Mays.

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  1. The Express,
  2. 24 Jun 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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