Clipped From The Sandusky Register
a State To Rest Heer Case; Tell Of Xriminal Orgy" COLUMBUS, May 4 (IP) — The state expects to rest its first degree murder case against a former Ohio State university student today. Prosecutor Ralph J. Bartlelt said lie intends to call three witnesses today in the trial of James D. Heer, student from Euclid, O., accused of Slaying a fraternity brother last Nov. 12 after a homecoming dance. The victim was Jack T. McKeown, 21, managing editor of the university's daily, newspaper from Norwood, O. A state witness testified yesterday that shortly before McKeown was shot with a .45 caliber automatic pistol Heer said he was going "out on a criminal orgy." The shooting took place near the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house early in the morning after a group of students tried to get Heer to give up his weapon, it was testified earlier. McGraw is a 22-year-old freshman law student from Bellairc, O., living at the fraternity house. He said he was within five feet of Heer before the shooting. Quoting Heer as saying lie was "going out on a criminal orgy," McGraw testified: "I told him it was silly and somebody was liable to get hurt and he- was going to regret it later." Police said after Hcer's arre.<-t that he had taken the automatic pistol from a dresser drawer in the room of anoliier student, Richard Moore, 23, Portsmouth, O. Moore testified that Heer fired a shot at him and that "the bullet Icicked dirt on me." He and Heer had done some shooting in the country about a week or two before that, Moore said. The Portsmouth student said he had the pistol because he was a member ' of, a Marine Corps Reserve pistol team.