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MIT DtLtBERATED SINCE 3 O'CLOCK REACH VERDICT After deliberating since 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon and being unable unable to reach a decision in the case of the people vs Lester smith, Oneco, Oneco, charged with assault, the Jurors reported to Judge Ht. L. Heer In the circuit court this morning and were dismissed. The Jury, It was freely stated about the court room, stood 9 to 3 for acquittal on a number of ballots and later the vote was 8 to 4 for acquittal. However, today's report report In court indicated the twelve men could not agree on a decision. After receiving the case yesterday afternoon the Jurors considered It until midnight and then retired. After breakfast today they resumed their task, but were then called into court about 10:30 o'clock for dismissal. dismissal. •* • • Smith had been Indicted on the assault charge on the complaint of Mrs. Perry Yeagle, Oneco township. Smith had been employed at the Yeagle farm for some time before the alleged assault. The disagreement disagreement of the jury means the case will have to be retried. However, this will not occur during the current current term as the petit jury was today today discharged for the term. Many court fans from the northern part of the county were in attendance during the trial, state's Attorney L. F. Relnhold represented the people while Attorney William S. Wilson represented the- defendant.

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 23 Sep 1932, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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