Bennett, Clarence S. Judge on Trial May 27, 1957 part 1

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foi area jn the drunk the d ; , , , , , Count Court at the! Law ,f udge Clm . cnce s . Bennctl . Special Judge Polk Hornaday overruled two defense motions as the trial opened, turning down challenges made bv Defense At- Bennett On Trial In County Court Jury examination was under-. Attorney General from Austin. " into was high \v\-c the Allies voicing who cnlcrcd (he case after Dis-j Irict Attorney. F. T. Graham ed Attorney General Will Wilson! to assign a special prosecutor, 101 Carter was refused his demand that Fletcher be barred from trying the case and also was r torney Claude Carter as to the! when he attempted to have m try-j rclused eligibility of the special prosecu- removed from aiding Fletcher, tor nnd the p3rticipalion of Assistant District Attorney Moises Vela. Carter challenged the right of .Special Prosecutor Riley Eugene Fletcher to prosecute Bennett. Fletcher is an Assistant Texas Police Seek Peddler In Baou Death Four jurors had been examined: by Fletcher at noon from a sn;u of 34 persons. \ p ;! ss wns exploding Carter aNo objected to a speech madc by Graham to the venire-: men. i water was also reported Graham explained ; 0 the audi-' i Icncc that he liatl voluntarily i drawn from proseeuling Ihe s ''' and Ind asked Wilson lo assign i an assistant lo act as Special 1 sccutor. j Lower Valley. MeAllen The speech was i Carter's objections. Graham and Assistant i Dislric' HOUSTON (UPl- Police today Attorney" Adolfo'''^" 1 la " were looking for the rickety peddlers wagon seen near the place where Ihe body of Marie Lnlli- mer, 3. r i, was found floating in Brays Bayou. Authorities ; woman's death was not immedi- I have been subpenacd a s defense . witnesses and the state has 0 penaed M witnesses for the '. .. ' 'get a l i t t l e more wns in(Uclo1 hv thP ! . | a "direct true- hill" after Gr ately determined. hut it looked i refused to arn-pt driving while likc murder. The woman had a! indicated charges from Police' long criminal record nnd a slring;Chicf Gils Krausse. ury on of aliases. been |: wilness snitl Ihe wagon had trallii parked in the brush, hut la- Boca Bennelt wns involved in a accidral last Ocl. 17lh 0 ] Cluca and Central Blvds. r - w( tcr disappeared. Miss Latlimrr s ;.ml is aeeu.sed o! bring drunk C s Personal elfecl.s-- a lorn red skirt,; thr lime of Ihe accident. . a tTu p game' n o j a black purse, black shoes, pink lie has remained on a settlement easy the try he handkerchief and a cheap broach --were found 100 yards upstream on the bank. Homicide Chapman Deteclivc said Ihe George woman of County Court at Law since was indicted, but Special Judge Polk Homadny was appointed to try Bennett's case. The opening legal skirmishes appeared to have been dead n t j t h c trial saw bolh Graham least 2-1 hours. The body Robert Hanks. wasiFleleher take Ihe witness s l city for brief qurslioning hy n t s in a nimi-j parks employe, who saw Ihe skirt, \\lin was lessen the dangorjand followed a break in the b r u s h , ( m l a y dismiss Fletcher as Special'of San rapidly I which looked ss if il had hecn'prnsecuinr. I made by someone pushing through' saw |h» hfirlv. Graham B»ve details ol his Ttmi. Pixr- Ki»hl.» M -h In

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  1. The Brownsville Herald,
  2. 27 May 1957, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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