Arch Johnson trial continuance

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Arch Johnson trial continuance - Motion For Continuance In Johnson Trial Is...
Motion For Continuance In Johnson Trial Is Granted OLTON, Oct. 19 (Special) — Motion for continuance was granted by Judge C. D. Russell in 64th district court here-today in the trial of J. A. (Arch) Johnson of Dimmitt on a charge of murder in conriecr tion with the slaying of C. W.. Price. Defendant presented a doctor's: certificate stating that E. F. Lee, one of the principal . defense witnesses, was ill. Lee was to testify as to alleged threats made against Johnson. . , . . The slaying occurred July 30, 1936, at Flagg, near Dimmitt; in. Castro county. Johnson, a former sheriff of Castro county from Iil8 to 1922, was tried twice before. On the first trial a hung Jury resulted; on the second he was given three years, appealed and the higher court reversed the decision and remanded for trial. Prsviotis trials were in Castro county. • , • '.• E. A. bills of Littlefield -was a special prosecutor to assist Charles A. Dean of Plainview, district attorney. Meade F, Griffin of Plainview, former district attorney, K. T. (Dusty) Miller, Amarillo, and Mark Cowsert, Dimmitt, were defense attorneys. •

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  1. Lubbock Morning Avalanche,
  2. 20 Oct 1938, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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