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less of yesterday Am- the approach the 15 KID CANN SOON CLEARED BY JURY; PLOT TO FIX CASE BE TAKEN UP BY OFFICIALS Minneapolis, Feb. 18.--(/P)--Isadore 18.--(/P)--Isadore (Kid Cann) Blumenfeld, former former bootlegger, tonight was acquitted acquitted of first degree murder in the slaying of Walter Liggett, crusading Minneapolis weekly newspaper publisher, publisher, by a district court jury. The jury was out three and one- halt hours. Blumenfeld, arrested ail hour after Liggett was slam by machine gun fire, December 9, last, had been on trial since January 20. Weep With the reading of the verdict tears sprang into the eyes of Thomas Thomas McMeekin, defense counsel, and Mrs. Blumenfeld. The defendant's wife, who had maintained vigil outside outside the courtroom since the jury began its deliberations, covered her OF MINNESOTA SAYS M'CORMICK -- The must believe that unconstitutional law having failed to do so, murder face -with her hands when the read the verdict "not guilty." The handful of spectators in courtroom, most of them friends and acquaintances of the "Kid," ot,t a cheer with the verdict. The jury took, only one ballot, vote resulting in an unanimous dice of "not guilty." Simultaneously with the reading of tbe jury's decision, "Kid Cann" arose from his chair, and started toward the bench, only to be back by the coattails by McMeekin. Cann embraced his sister before they left the courtroom accompanied accompanied by his wife. None of the three prosecutors who tried the case for the state in the courtroom. Blumenfeld's defense was centered centered around the alibi that he in a barber's chair at the time s'aying occurred al 5:41 p. m., night of December 9. The state emphasized that Blum(Continued Blum(Continued on Page

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  1. The Independent Record,
  2. 19 Feb 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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