EVEY, C.M.

Accepted on jury for death penalty case against Lemon Bradford.

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and the may con A department explained and from W. the the a a has in Oct. Monday STATE WILL DEATH SENTENCE IN MURDER Jury to Try Lemon Bradford Completed Shortly After Noon Monday STATE CASE IS STRONG That the state will ask the death penalty in the case of Lemon Bradford, negro, charged with the murder of his estranged sweetheart, was indicated Monday Monday morning. Attorneys questioning questioning prospective jurymen rejected rejected those who expressed conscientious conscientious objections to infliction of the death penalty. Despite this fact, however, selection selection of a jury to hear the case proceeded rapidly. Shortly after rnon the jury was completed. Taking o: testimony started at once. Eight Jurors Chosen The eight jurymen accepted for service Monday morning were: Aden Cottrell, Decatur township; Roy Marsh, Maroa; E. L. Bcall, Decatur township; George Johnson, 1057 Went Green street; Harry Fritz, Decalur township; Virgil Crickman, Macon; Seth Marshall, Warrensburg; and C. M. Evey, 1230 North Pine street Seven Challenged The last four members of the were announced at 2:15 o'clock Monday Monday afternoon. They arc; C. H. Leas, Jr., 1034 East Moore street; Glenn Parker, 865 West Olive street; J. W. Rodgers. 911 West Eldorado street, and J. H. Gunter, 1059 West Macon street. Seven who expressed conscientious objections to Infliction of a death penalty were excused Monday morning. morning. Four were excused because they have opinions of the guilt or innocence of the defendant, and one man was excused because of defective defective hearing. State Has Good Cam Attorneys for the state believe have an alibi-proof case against the defendant. One witness will testify that she saw Bradford standing at the window through which the was fired which caused the death of Leeanna Bonds, Bradford's estranged estranged sweetheart. The state has Bradford's confession that he fired the shot. Other state witnesses will tell of Bradford's quarrel with Mrs. Bonds earlier In the evening. Testimony expected to show that he told a.' number of friends that night that he "shot a woman." Finish Case Quickly In view of this strong chain of evidence, defense attorneys are expected expected to direct their efforts toward getting their client out of his difficulty difficulty with some punishment less than death or a. life sentence to penitentiary. The case may be completed by Tuesday afternoon, attorneys believe. believe. Evidence should not take than one day, they agreed. Defense attorneys said they have not determined determined whether Bradford will testify In his defense. A special venire of 100 persjus been called to report Thursday for the selection of a jury which will the Hoard murder case.

Clipped from Decatur Evening Herald19 Nov 1928, MonPage 3

Decatur Evening Herald (Decatur, Illinois)19 Nov 1928, MonPage 3
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  • EVEY, C.M. — Accepted on jury for death penalty case against Lemon Bradford.

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