Verdict of first Covert trial Cincinnati Daily Enquirer 8 March 1866 page 2

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Verdict of first Covert trial Cincinnati Daily Enquirer 8 March 1866 page 2 - Conclusion of Hoots Snurder Trial Veidict of...
Conclusion of Hoots Snurder Trial Veidict of the Jury The Prisoner Found Guilty Scenes when the Jury Came ia. On Tuesday evening, at six o'clock, after Jnrioa HmiLh Had concluded nis auto au mpressivs charge to the jury in the Roosa nurder case, a recess of an hour took mtivHee ree place. The or yeeieraay At precisely seven o clock the jury retired to their room, te deliberate on their verdict. At midnight ten of the twelve jurors had decided in favor of the verdict, which was finally agreed upon and at five o clock this anoraimit tho Court-honao Court-honao Court-honao bU broke the uuiet. arm " J ; soon the news of "jury returned was enread tb nrisoner was brought in, and took his accustomed seat, nearly In front of the jury. .... By his side with her hand clasped ia his sat his faithful sister, who had perjured her soul 10 save her brother s life. And as tbe foreman of the jury gave la the verdict "Guilty." the wretched maa who hitherto has remained passive and unmoved, as a block of stoae, dropped his head, cowered-and cowered-and cowered-and fell over Into his sister's anna, saying, ".Not guilty! not guilty!! ' A hushed and deadly silence prevailed throughout the court-room, court-room, court-room, "la what degree degree of murder do you find the defendant guilty? of murder in th first degree? of murder In the second degree? or of man-! man-! slaughter? ' was then asked by the Judge , of the foreman, (Jacob Randall.) Whereupon Mr. Randall handed him a sealed envelope with a slip of paper inclosed, inclosed, on which was written, "guilty of murder in the first degree I ' Thus closes one of the most exciting and intensely interesting criminal trials that has ever oocurrea. its progress ana uo-velopment uo-velopment uo-velopment has displayed an energy and perseverance on the part of the prosecution prosecution scarcely ever equaled. Too well alas, too well, had the murderer done his work! He thought that he had left behind him no clue which would lead to his detection --rtrrs --rtrrs --rtrrs walls it seemed as If the old max-ium, max-ium, max-ium, "murder wiU out," would ia tkis ease prove untrue. And kad it not been for the remarkable skill and seal of George R. Sage, the attorney for the prosecution, aided aided by thst shrewd and vigilant detective, David B. Hay, the mystery would probably to this day have remained unsolved. But if previous to the masterly and eloquent eloquent address to the jury by Mr. Sage, (which was the closing argument for tke State,) there remained ia the minds of the jurors a shadow of doubt of Samuel Coov-er Coov-er Coov-er s guilt, it must certainly have been entirely entirely removed before its conclusion. j

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  2. 08 Mar 1866, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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