William B Randall
Thompson Case Takes A Turn MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of T. Eugene Thompson, accused of arranging the murder murder of his wife, went before the Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday in an unprecedented move- Attorneys were closeted with five Supreme Court justices for an hour and a half while the trial was recessed. Judges and attorneys wouldn’t discuss the conference, but it was learned the meeting concerned concerned ruling by Judge Rolf Fosseen, in Hennepin County Court, where testimony began Monday. Fosseen had ordered Prosecutor Prosecutor William B. Randall to deliver deliver to defense counsel a statement statement given to police by a state witness who had sold $250,000 accident and travel insurance on the life of Thompson’s wife, Carol. Randall told the court he was “very, very sorry but I am unable unable to comply.” Attorneys were summoned to the judge’s chambers. Fosseen returned to the bench soon and announced court recessed. The Supreme Court was the next move. Mrs. Thompson, mother of four, was bludgeoned and stabbed in her home March 6.