Walker case goes to jury today.
Walker Case Goes to i. If, Jury Tjbdciy The case o( the state v«. Robovt 'WoikerraoauMiMt^ths fatal HOit*' ing of Marlon Hamst latt July 21.'" and the attempted rape of HarfUt'i 48-year old mother, went to the jury of six men and six women early this afternoon: This morning District Attorney Merle Orchard surprised th« de-. fensc by asking that tape - recordings recordings of Walker reading the signed statement of events leading up to the death of Harrlst be admitted as evidence in the case. Yesterday defense attorney. John Golden had asked on seven^l oo> caslons to have the tiipe recording played In the courtroot| as tie sought to prove that Walker 'a testl-* mony In court yesterday w^as^ n6t noticeably different frohi th^ state-^ ments he gave police the day of Harrist's death and that he made In answering a series of questloha asked by Sheriff Reno Bartdlomle, questions alid answers recorded 'on tape but not presented in Wi^tten forni. Superior Judge Hale MeOowen had refused Golden's request^ but Orchard today asked tor and received received permission to play the tape, recording to. out away the polMlbI« question ot differences" raised by refusal of admittance at the recording recording as evidence. The defense oloied its case this morning with a few minor wltnefr ses and then Oirchard and .Golden began finttl arguments, Under cently passed legislation a Jury must find a verdlbtot guilty or not guilty and then the aame Jury may. be instructed by the Judgd on the degree of guilt -^as first or. tmf ond degt-ee murder. If the verdict returned^by the Jury is first degree murder the Jury may be reconvened to determine determine whether or not the penalty, should be lite imprisonment or death. Or the Judge may obboae a new Jury and riew evidence be presented before the Jury finds the penalty. It the verdict is second, degree murder, then no extra Jury ses8io,<^ is necessary, Orchard po!ntet\ out today in describing tiik revislor^s in the pcAial^ code «vhloh are possibly going to affect thia case. m m