Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA) 2 May 1946

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an their Mr Swa - of Penn the has the at 436V2 L. son Newport. from Tele the years. Chambersburg: West Acquitted In Crossing Death Chambersburg, May 2. After deliberating less than an hour, a jury of 11 men and one woman returned a verdict in the Franklin County Courts yesterday acquit ting Emmert N. West, 21, who re sides at the National Hotel, of a charge of involuntary manslaugh ter in 'connection with the grade crossing death of Mrs. Gladys W. Mooney,. 25, Shippensburg. The jury directed, however, that West pay the costs of prosecution With the return of the verdict ' Lin the West case the April term of criminal court came to an end. One case remaining on the docket was disposed of when Judge W. C, Sheeley, specially presiding, ordered ordered the $500 cash bond of the defendant. Charles D. Cheek, of Hyattsville, Md., forfeited, and is sued a bench warrant for his ar rest. Cheek, charged with drunken drunken driving by Police Chief M. .A. Lynch, of MerceTsburg, - failed to appear when his case was called for trial Sentences of one year in the county jail were imposed on Oar ence Ulrfch, 23, and LeRoy West, 22, both of Fayetteville, R. D. 1, after they had pleaded guilty to charges of assault and battery, growing out of an attack upon George (Peachy) Brezler, 212 North Sixth street, on March 9. Originally charged by T. A. Zul - linger, Brezler's father - in - law, with aggravated assault and bat tery, the two defendants were per mitted to enter pleas of guilt to the simple assault charge. Ulnch and West, who injured Brezler in what was described by police as an unprovoked attack upon him at his store. The Cham bersburg News Agency, in Lin - coin Way East, appealed through counsel for leniency following fil ing of their pleas. Defending counsel counsel pointed out that both defendants defendants are overseas veterans of World War II, adding that West is now home on re - enlistment furlough furlough and that Ulrich is married and the father of an infant child. Attorney George S. Black, who represented the prosecutor at the magistrate's hearing in the case, described Ulrich's and West's actions actions as "vicious" and told Judge ,u'"1 The Barbour, Mrs. town, Mrs. J. been Miss this Mr. employed his the Sheeley "they must be punished as an example." In passing the sentence the jurist jurist said that because of the nature of the attack he would have to ignore ignore the leniency plea of defending defending counsel KI have a duty to protect the rights of all citizens," he observed. To the defendants he cautioned, "you must learn that you can't go around doing the sort of thing you "did. Brezler, in presenting testimony as to the facts in the case, said that the two defendants came into his store after he had gone to investigate investigate a disturbance on the other side of a partition from the rear of the store. Brezler said he was attacked and that he suffered a severe gash across the back of the left hand. Will In St. be the of the Sasa, Matthew Steelton, son of of The ficiate The riage tended Miss honor, papp. Miss bridesmaids. flower be Best and Stanley sifner. A. will Miss Mrs. 3, was Stough, Charles R. D. April Cburch, The formed mony. The

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