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 - Decision Is Due Today In Case Of Doomed Negro •...
Decision Is Due Today In Case Of Doomed Negro • WINCHESTER, Va., April 26.— 3 )—Judge Burr P. Harrison is expected to announce his decision today regarding the granting of a writ of error for Howard Walker, young negro now under sentence of death for criminally attacking the young wife of a soldier now serving overseas. Arguments in the case were heard yesterday in Winchester corporation court, with Walker being represented by Spotswood Robinson, III, Richmond negro attorney, and the commonwealth by Commonwealth's Attorney Jatnes P. Reardon. Walker's counsel entered a motion for reversal of judgment, and claimed, the confession allegedly signed by Walker had been' obtained involuntarily and that the conviction was "in violation of his rights under the law."

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  1. The Bee,
  2. 26 Apr 1944, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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