Feb 28 1956

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Feb 28 1956 - One Convicted, One Acquitted In Car Deaths One...
One Convicted, One Acquitted In Car Deaths One man was convicted ind an other was acquitted of man- daughter by auto charges In Circuit Circuit Court here ycstordiy. A jury found Thomas A. drams, 17, Boonsboro fioute Two, guilty In hc auto death of Richard F. n« aaiu miuuif lui|Ut M civil negligence er reckless but not manslaughter by motor! ^Nichols testified tilt he ng only about 30 to » miles tour just before his car went a skid on th« wet highway on ment, killing one woman. Coscns, when the crashed January 15 Grams auto on ill. Lena curve on Christmas Eve. The on- coming car went down an embank- in Uie first manslaughter .·olving Grams, 18-year-old Coscns was one of five persons he auto which loft the highway a curve and rolled down an bankment into * ditch l t o w n ' fosens was thrown through windshield of the car and died a fractured skull. j Carolyn According to testimony was being operated al a about 80 miles an hour from «uuuv ou iimta an nuui j i u i i five minutes' before the accident,! 8 but Grams said he was traveling about 50 to 60 miles an hour the crash. Road. The jury, however, recommended recommended leniency. In a later case, Associate Judge D. Kenneth McLaughlin acquitted William M. Nichols in an auto death last December of Evelyn Goodwin on Route 40. west ·( Han cock. Nichols was driving his moth er and his five children at the time his car collided on a curve with another car in which Evelyn Good win died. He was represented by Attorney Norman Broadwater. ] The judge said, in view of the de (fenrient carrying his own mother anil children, anil in view of other I evidence-, he did not feel Nicholsjwithdrawls fiscal year $45,245.272,'would $45,245.272,'would be jsuilly of sross negligence, 1288.84. total deht S279.722.1)77,540.31, TREASURY POSITION WASHINGTON. Feh! 27 cash position of the Treasury' peb 2 i" from the box at Hamilton Balance $4.465.430,623.94. deposits fiscal year July 1 *39.056,647,916.64,

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  1. The Daily Mail,
  2. 28 Feb 1956, Tue,
  3. Page 4

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