22 Apr 1970 p8, J W Hawthorne prison sent
Judgment of $15,000 in Land Suit A jury awarded RosCoe Bowden and wife $15,000 for property taken in by Interstate 30. The Bowden's appraised their pro* perty at about $37,000, The Arkansas Arkansas Highway Department refused refused to pay the amount the Bowdens Bowdens ask and the suit resulted. The case was heard in Hempstead Hempstead Circuit Court yesterday. Earl Ray Murphy entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of burglary and as did Robert Lee Ellison, charged with burglary and grand larceny. Another civil case, State of Arkansas, vs. C.D. Hunter, Was being heard Wednesday. It also involves land taken for Interstate 30. Circuit Judge W.H. Arnold m set bond at $20,000 for Richard Neal Williams, 16-year-old Delight Delight youth accused of murder- Ing two persons and raping a 12-year-old girl. The bond was set at the request of William's attorney, Lester Dole of Camden. He Is charged with first degree degree murder in connection with the March 30 fatal shooting of Mrs. Lou Dean Cassidy, 37, of Nashville and Paul Parsons, 40 of Delight. He is also charged with first degree rape for an alleged criminal assault on Mrs. Cassidy's 12-year-old daughter. Williams is in the State Hospital Hospital for examination. In other action yesterday, J.W. Hawthorne, charged with violating violating the Arkansas hot check law, was sentenced to five years in prison. He pleaded guilty. Hawthorne Hawthorne was released from prison only last March.