trial of marlow j. christensen july 1922 prosecution rests
when rush the_ have -insurance, or in began could Case of Marlow J. Christen.. Christen.. s.en Will Go to--Jury Late Today PROSECUTION R E District Attorney Says. Bybee's Death Was Cold Blooded Murder Take UNION that rest a t / a how- to-cir- nt.a^- Ohio for public-.comment' Â· \. surprise came in the trlaL of ..Marlow J. Christensen, for , the .murder Llovd Bybee this-, morning in .the . trict court, when a. few minutes* -altar the state rested at ' I v r S O Attorney -George Halverson, Counsel lor Christensen,. announced- that ..he defense would offer .no testimony... 1 Mr. Halverson . said to newspaper men a 1 few". minutes 'following that/his move in. not offering testimony was-rn order that '.the character. Â·:andnaine-..atf a yo,uth, ; - . i . w . d e a d - ; . T . Jense 1 testimony. 'S- .Â·,,,Â·Â·, - 'iw *~ 'Â· j,tr'- 1 -HalversQn'"-a-l.so.Â«. said-. -that. . felt : certain ' of : .- an." acquittal ,after : '.the state -had offeced .its. -evidence 1 and; alter alter cross-examination -of the. .witnesses. r REPORTER ON STAND District. Attorney 1 - Josep-h E. .Evans announced- that -the- state . rested 10-30' after Ernest /B. Spencer,, newspaperman newspaperman .had -offered . testimony which Be "outlined 1 a statement of shooting Â· alleged to have, been 11 ! to him by Christehsen, following- shooting. Â· - . ' ;' Â· Mr Halverson immediately .announced .announced that -the defense would examine -witnesses. . Â· , . . . , " , Mr. Mr. Evans was ready with-^hls closing statement -and briefly reviewed the evidence offered before .the jury in which he declared the testimony had clearly shown that there was justification of the ' alleged shooting of the i8--"^"--old: il lad by Chr-istensen at.UIntah'.on ths night 'of .March CAI*JS IT OOLD-BIX50DBD He held the shooting as cold-blooded cold-blooded and 'called attention, that. 'the .testimony had. shown that Lloyd had no weapon at the 'time. He -said ; that Lloyd Bybee was a good-natured, kindly, lad -whose r.epu- -tation hrid been injured by statements raaide by. Mr. - Christensen about/ .character.' He asked' the jury- not Â·Vo -swayed by sympathy In their 'liberatior"! -exnlaining that while Christensen- had' a w.ife and -a Lloyd Bybee- had T.een suddenly from a. loving father, a sympathetic mother ariiC brothers- and sisters. Â· . Following a short recess;' Eugene "Pratt, associated with Mr..; Halverson in the defense of. the case, began arguments which were concluded at 11:30, at which time the" case was adjourned until 1:30 o'clock, when 1 Mr. Halverson ' will, present his ARGtTE TWO HOURS Â·'Mr. Halverson said that /his arguments will probably consume tw.o hours. It is probable .that' by -the the jury Is instructed and rebuttal made a verdict-will not be given this evening.- Mr. Pratt declared that several early p'Janes; .A. "boys proceeded to the scene'of.'.the ing when Lloyd Bybee went there they hid . so that they covered-'every road in which Christensen, was to proceed, '-They* were there 1 for the purpose of. "ganging" the principal, .Mr. Pratt said. He held that Christensen shot in .self-defense after he commanded'Bybee twice 1 to halt he -still -advanced toward him.- . . . Â·'- MT. Spencer,-the.last-witness called, testified that" he 1 had - - interviewed Christensen-'-aCter the ''shooting and Christensen said he' had been .threatened .threatened by boys of Uintah and-had young Bybee for fear that; he be-attacked. . Â·' . Â·Â· YOTJTM. ON STAND i Lester. 'Miller.'.--16 Â· years Â· of : age, of .TJihtahv- t'estifi'ed that- hÂ« was -with -IJintanv. testiliea that- ne was Lloyd -Before-the. shooting and that went with- others ..t.o ;the. ; road where they thought :Chrjstensen'was .to along. 1 He saifl hie. went there he-"thought something was 'going to .be-doing:";. ' ;:.;."Â·, Â· Â· Â· ' , '..Â·'.' . The lad-'said'"Christensen had'been Â·running- do r w)i .Lloyd -and " Lloyd going t o make.lt:'right.":: Â· ' ' . He;said he;'heard-.ChriBtensen-com- mand-. Lloyd'to', ha.ltvfroin-a clump brush; In -which.: he'-was : hid/,-:-- A.-'shot followed, .he-'said.v.b-ut.-he did. hot'.see .the actual shooting.; 1 ' Â·-.- Â· Â«o' ' ' Â·Â· . . .