25 Feb 1907 Culpeper tragedy - 50 men from Shenandoah County; selected 16 jurors

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25 Feb 1907 Culpeper tragedy - 50 men from Shenandoah County; selected 16 jurors - Tbe satrother Trial. The shenffd C_l,'?per...
Tbe satrother Trial. The shenffd C_l,'?per cunty, wbo was sent by Judge Harrison to Shenan cjiah county to get a venlre of.r>0 men 'or the trial of the Strother brotbe'8, *ith ordera to report to the court lod V, returned to Culpeper Satinlay, having summoned 60 men, eevcral of whom ac compaoicd him. Tne trial will not be iMayed on ac count ot the illoeas of Mra. Bywaters, ?bo, acciriittg to advicea ia aolarrecov er.'d ai to announce that she can be on hand. I'tic deh-uso wil! allege as ado{uate esQflfl for the kiliogthemannerin which Bywatera tre?t?l the siater of the indict* -d men before the forced marriage The nprflflflioa heretofore haa been tbat thf Sir. ther brothers thonght their siater'a buaband was trying to leave her immedi stelv aficr the tua.riage, to returo no more. Cu.peper, Va., Feb. 25. ?Witb littlfl <lel?y a punal ofsixteen jaiofl waa se lected today to pass on the guilt ol PhViip nnd Jamca Strother for killing Wnliam P. Bywatera. When court opflflifldflll ofthe forty-five veniremen an swrrcd 10 tbeir namea. i np panel waa a fine lookiog set of ?Mfl Uflfll of them are elderly The majority ol them are marripd and have (amilies. Alter the aixtocnth man waa seated counsel for the defenae was granted halt an hotir lo confrr over excualng four ol the tal^arocn. ' Tne twelve mi n in whoae handa th? late of theaccuaed now reats are : Aflfl A Sheeir, N. M. Bushong, M. A l'rice, Dairel Eickliter, W. C. Lant/, J.,siah Wisman. Jamea 0. Bott, Cbarlea O. Kcller, P. M. Jarrett, J. C. Townes, W. H. ITeinming and W. W. Btrd. After the ury waa ?worn the defen'*. anta were arrangp.l oa three cotinta ol the mdietment, charging h..micidc and assault with inleflt to kiil. Both stood with their eyps l.velled at the clerk. The jury was then introducled as to bow to briug in ita verdict. When court reconvened, after a rpce.as Commonwealth Attorney Keith made tbe opening for the State. He aaid the Com monwpalth expected to prove a brutal, deliberate, aad malicious homicide. Attorney John I. Jeflries, senior counsel for the defense, responded, say ing it would be*hown that tbe Strother Orothers had evpr. juvification. a of it b

Clipped from Alexandria Gazette25 Feb 1907, MonPage 2

Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, Virginia)25 Feb 1907, MonPage 2
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