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BOND SET POR MIMS AF, TER'A MISTRIAL HAD Jury • Could,' Not- Agree j Rumor Stood 9 to 3 for-Acquitting ; Negro; Bail Monday.' ! v McAlester,, July 1.—Following •the••report of the jury that no agreement could be reached in the-case charging McKinley Minis |6-year-old ; negro' youth, with murder, and the subsequent dis- j charge of the twelve men by Judge H. LYMelton of the county district court, attorneys for the negro made* application for !pail, wihich' was,.allowed by the judge. Bail was set at $7,500 and ac cording to the boy's lawyers, will be made Monday. Even though Judge Melton instructed the jury hot to toll anyone the .standing fo rconvictioii and-acquittal, a•• persistent rumor spread Friday evening and Saturday, that the vote was nine for .acquittal and three for conviction. Minis was charged with assist- who was sentenced,to death, in shooting Kelsey IKroherd at Brush Hill, Mcintosh-^ v-Uy last Novembeivfrom whicl \HiTi #oting Shepherd died a week later. He put up the plea that he did not ing William Mays, another enter the Shepherd store, as was said to have done, and did njot- know anything about the- sihooting-of Shepherd; The stare endeavored to show that he and Mays did enter th'e store for purposes of burglary,rand", frighten ed .at the .appearance of" Shepherd, Mays shot him. Stated witnesses testified as„to confessions gotten, from the two, which both Mays ,in hiaiJ trial, and Minis de­ niedr making,.*-"""'*'' It. is expected -that Mims will- be tried, here again in October, at the criminal arraignment The'Minis boy was represented by C _ H. Tully of Eufaula and S. M. Rutherford .of Muskogee, while County Attorney,E. I. O'Reilly of this place and Col. Bill Crump of Muskogee represented the state.- •..'•> , < .

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  1. The Indian Journal,
  2. 03 Jul 1919, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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