Frank Wochner not guilty 10 Oct 1882
R. and fc of of to be an NOT GUILTY. So Fay theaJury Concerning Frank Woch ner and the Johnson Boys They Reach this Conclusion In One Ballot. Trial of the Dan vers Burglary Case. When tbe circuit court met on Monday morning the case of tbe People vs. Frank Wochner, Charles W. Johnson, and General Lafayette Johuson, for manslaughter, was resnmed. Witnesses for the defense were called. Tbe principal testimony on Monday was that of the defendants themselves, all of whom were placed on the witness stand. Their statement of what occurred during tbe melee In front of Lindon's bouse was foreshadowed foreshadowed In the opening statement made bv Lawyer ruiiutis on Baiuraay. They deny, positively, having had any quarrel witu Lynch, and having bit blm, ur struck mm witu a Douie, or wun anything else. Wochner, the man who is particularly charged wito having struck Lynch on the head with a bottle, stoutly denied denied this part of the charge;' and all hands denied that wochner used tne language in the wagon that was attributed to him by the witnesses Peplow and Bramwell; namely, that he had "done up one son of a bitch with a champagne Dottle." The proseeution called the witness Peplow In rebuttal, and he testified to having heard a talk between Wochner and Llndon in which Wochner stated that he had a champagne bottle with him at Lindon's house. On Monday afternoon tbe arguments of the lawyers In the case were deliveredsand about three o'clock the jury retired to consider their verdict. They took only one ballot, which resulted in a unanimous Tote of not guilty as to all three of tbe defendants. The jury were out only long enough to write this verdict on paper and sign tbeir names to it. When they brought In tbeir verdict, the defendants defendants were warmly congratulated by their friends on their acquittal. TBI DANVKB8 BVHOLAR1IS.