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 - . MUST NOT, INTIMIDATE JURY. Conviction ,for...
. MUST NOT, INTIMIDATE JURY. Conviction ,for Murder ' Reverted Be-; Be-; Be-; , : cause of District Attorney' V" '. Charge. - ' The conviction of Archie Mull In January. 1900, In the Supreme Court in Rensselaer County, of the crime ot murder in the first degree for killing, Mr. Lord, waa reversed last week by the Court of Appeals and a new trial granted, solely: upon the ground that the District Attorney la-his la-his la-his closing address to the Jury Intimidated or .coerced the latter, through threats and an appeal to their fears. Into finding the verdict they 'did,' or at least that hla remarks made It a matter of doubt whether he did not do so, and thus make It reasonably doubtful whether the accused had had a fair trial. The court. Judge lndon- lndon- giving the opinion, opinion, said that , where such remarks are permitted permitted by the trial court without rebuke or dissent, although objected to, the conviction would be reversed, .although, as claimed, the record disclosed that there was no reasonable reasonable doubt' of the defendant's guilt. Inasmuch Inasmuch as that was not for. the court, but for the Jury. to. determine, by a free and Impartial verdict. Judge L-tndon L-tndon L-tndon said that the evidence waa ample to sustain the verdict; verdict; and the exceptions, other than those to portions of the District Attorney's remarks, remarks, did not require a reversal. The Dlstrlet -Attorney, -Attorney, among other things said that a person representing Mull ff.rt2 "a ?r,0.n to vote In his lavor: that the defendant's only hope waa to find one Juryman to stick out and bring about a disagreement to save his life; but If there waa a man among them who would be " ma c?,LiuV101 pubi'? opinion and 'to the respect of his feltow-cltlxens: feltow-cltlxens: feltow-cltlxens: who would be sa?or. gjtful and reckless of his oath, so negligent of the welfare of his family, as to say fh2t Archie Mull did not commit this crime, then 1 am deceived. f there la a man that sits In those chairs that is will. Ing to brand himself with suspicion by Bering Bering that Archie Mull did not ; commft tJil crime, my judgment ot htt character is not

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 11 Jun 1901, Tue,
  3. Page 16

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