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be of M. of a of Bln-ney, be to be of Is be bo 1)0 CAT IS OUT IS Dsn no DILI BRIEFLY Move by Attorney Thought to Be Play for Appointment of Public Defender JUDGE LAUGHS AT FARCE Osdick Shooting Case Will Go to Jury Today; Defense Calls Witnesses The mystery that clouded the calling of four supervisors as defense defense witnesses In the Louis Grant manslaughter trial In Superior Judge Charles K Allison's court cleared yesterday. The supervisors were asked questions of slight. If any, Importance Importance to the Issues and their being subpoenaed was interpreted as an act by Attorney Walter E. Byrne to emphasize the need of a public defender defender to represent tile financially financially destitute defendants In criminal cases. Lawyers Want Public Defender Under subpoena, the supervisors were required to remain throughout throughout the day within hearing distance of the courtroom, thus forced to devote devote their time to the case, as was the attorney without compensation. In eases where the defendants are unable to retain an attorney, the court appoints a lawyer to serve as defonse counsel without pay. there being no public defender In Ihis county. The San Bernardino county bar association and individual individual attorneys have frequently re-ouesled re-ouesled re-ouesled the appointment of a defender, defender, as the law provides may be done, but the supervisors have failed to act. In the ease yesterday, the four supervisors were called to tho witness witness stand and asked a number of questions as to the location of the boundary line between Kern and San Bernardino counties at Osdick. Attorney Byrne also asked If the supervisors knew the reputation of Constable J. S. Mahood. of Osdick. for "truth, honesty and veracity," the officer having testified as to the slaying of Oeorge Saunders by C.rnnt at Osdick last July 3. Cheney Didn't Know About Jail Supervisor M. P. Cheney, of Colton, Colton, was unable to answer If the Ja.1l at Osdick was In San Ber-dlno Ber-dlno Ber-dlno or Kern county and also as to the reputation of Mr. Mahood, explaining that he did not know the officer. Deputy Plstrlct Attorney Stanley Mussel! asked that the "testimony of the witness be stricken out of the record as Irrelevant." Judge Allison laughed and replied that "the witness hasn't given any testimony." Only Lawyer Doesn't Smile Mr. Byrne kept a straight face. Supervisors A. f. Kendall, George S. Biggin, of Bedlands; C. S. Craln, of Vlclorvlllc, and Mr. Cheney were (Continued on Cage Nineteen) 1 H Two Older the 17 were detention days testify Swift attacking J! is. few-months, custody Swift's testify hearing. admitted Chief O. saw which Girl Attorney 5," The Kavanaugh were questions contempt if she Mrs. indifferent to Second Also Miss too, but where "If Justice forced con-lempt One To Jail The and that refused. The not lfi the confinement, locked of the The brought of torney Swift, months county held Ray were cording iff Roberts ct al., was Judge

Clipped from The San Bernardino County Sun13 Nov 1925, FriPage 10

The San Bernardino County Sun (San Bernardino, California)13 Nov 1925, FriPage 10
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