Mar. 27, 1962 Abilene, TX

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Mar. 27, 1962 Abilene, TX - in and Funeral Ray of in 3,1893, mov- was...
in and Funeral Ray of in 3,1893, mov- was Clois, five .Mia Mrs. all of Na Garland Abilene; Wheeler Pugh of Pansie Ark. urors Selected hi Lufkin Trill LUFKIN, Tex. (API-Ten men id two women were selected onday as a jury in the murder ill of two .Lufkin teen-agers, in hich Dtst. Atty. Hulon Brown id: r, ; . "These two youths are no more ilty of murder than 1 arr)!" On trial are Robert Rothrock, , and Eddie Kimble, ,16,'; They e accused of,thei rifle slaying Jackie Ray Merfianv 14, Feb. , 1961. The final juror was chosen'at p.m. Testimony will slart to- orrow. _Twenly-three veniremen ere examined. In questioning veniremen, the strict attorney frequently ex- ressed his belief that the youths ere not guilty of murder. He explained to newsmen that is carrying the case to trial -cause of a "lot of publicity" ven the case, aud because these oys have been "convicted in 16 minds of a number of-people." At one point in the jury selec- on. Brown said "I've worked nger and harder on this case an any other and I've yet to nd evidence that the two boys re guilty of murder." He said he wanted to present 11 of the slate's evidence and en ask for acquittal. of two lead a tommy snfl id a,t: do- 1 A her

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  1. Abilene Reporter-News,
  2. 27 Mar 1962, Tue,
  3. Page 47

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