29 Dec. 1896, Xenia Daily Gazette

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29 Dec. 1896, Xenia Daily Gazette - Carrier. feller. FATF OF FRANT7 I jti 1 Ju I/I...
Carrier. feller. FATF OF FRANT7 I jti 1 Ju I/I 1 IVzilY 1 fa TESTIMONY IS KEVIEWJED, an Prosecution Wants Murder in the First Degree or Acquittal- Judge Brown's Charge, DAYTON, OHIO, Dec. 28,—Judge 1890. | Brown's court room was crowded to-day by men and women eager to hear tho closing arguments in the Fran t z murder case. Hundreds were turned away who would gladly have paid an admission fee to hear the address address of the attorneys to the jury. I Hon. J. O. Patterson, who is as- and Mating Prosecutor Kumler, opened sub- for the State, and was followed by 1Eon - &• M - Nevin for the defense, | fche two occupying the greater part of the day. The point upon which Un-1 Mr. Patterson laid special stress was that the state wanted no compromise verdict. That while the jury was ( entitled to return a verdict of mur- each guards to annum, the der in the first degree, or second degree, degree, or manslaughter, or assault, that attorneys for the state were so fully convinced that Albert J. Frautz is either guilty of murder in ° n I the first degree or he is not guilty at all. If the jury could not return a verdict of murder in the first degree I they flhonld jj. the acoused . and [ with telling effect before the jury Mr. Nevin used his most persuasive efforts to convince the jury that Bes- TESTIMONV KEVIEWED. AU of the testimony was .fully re- by the attorneys and related sie Little had committed suicide and | tfaab Frantz, temporarily insane, had then thrown the body into the river. Hon. R. M. Nevin occupied two and a half hours in his address, during during which he held the closest attention attention of his vast audience. Judge Kreitzer began his address, also in behalf of the defendant, at 3:30 o'clock and occupied the remainder of the afternoon session, Prosecuting Attorney Charles H. Kumler will close in a two-hours' talk to the jury at the openiog of court in the morning, after which Judge Brown will charge the jury, which will retire about noon to deliberate deliberate upon a verdict. Judge Brown has prepared a written charge, a copy of which the jury will take into the jury room. of of of represented

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Xenia Daily Gazette (Xenia, Ohio)29 Dec 1896, TuePage 6
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