Cincinnati Enquirer 5 March 1866 p2 part 3
1 rxsmaoB-r rxsmaoB-r rxsmaoB-r roa th prrxrix. Cousel for prisoner asked for a delay la order for consultation, wkiek wae granted. Mrs. Catherine MoCune Lives near Harrison McNeal; is a Cetholiei, weat into McNeal' s house oa Monday eveaiag, between seven and eight o'clock: Baa. Patterson eeme in; Mrs. McNeai next came in; shs had been to the drug store; Bam. Coevert started up stairs; he said hs had worked hard all day and wanted to go to bed; it was about eight o'clock In the evening when shs left: heard tha music of the ball aa shs left MeHeal's house; was at MeNeal'e the next Friday afternoon; Miss Mary Sharer eeaae in; Ceovert was introduced introduced to her; Mrs. MoNeal said Sasa. was very ease By aboat that mnrder. Croea-eaanuned Croea-eaanuned Croea-eaanuned Never saw Sasa. after the Friday she saw hia at Mrs. MoNsal's; did aot knew where he was; Sam. said at Mrs. MeNeal'e that he thought he knew who killed the family 1 that hs would wade up to hia knees la blood for that family; Bern, eatd he believed tkat he woald go to Deerfield aad fad out aboat It; Mrs. MoNeal MoNeal said, "Oh, den t go, Bam." William Patterson sworn lived in Middletowa; Middletowa; was at MoNeal's whea Sam. was there; Mrs. MsCaue earns ia afterward; this waa about sevea e'oloek; Coovert was there when I left; heard the musio of the balL Mrs. McNeal On Monday night after Christmas at suppsr at about six o'eloek ; this was the night of the ball; heard the music of the ball; Sam. remained all night at our house; my son alept with Sam; Sam. left on Tuesday morning just as soon as it began to be light ; Mary Bhafer was not at the house at all; heard her testimony; it was. all false; aha was never at my house as soon as seven e' clock in the morning; she has been at the hones frequently; frequently; first heard of the murder from Mrs. Patteraoa; when I toLdmy husband about it, hs said, "Why I heard about that Jestordsy ;" my husband said that hs had sard it at the pork-house; pork-house; pork-house; don't remember about Bam. Baying any thing about his believing believing he knew who tke murderer was; I did bam. s washing while he was at sur house. Never washed a red handkerchief handkerchief for Bam. He never owned a red handkerchief. Cross-examined. Cross-examined. Cross-examined. Did not know of the murder of the Booaa family until Thursday. When the paper was read at the house, Sam said it could not be John Boosa, for he had never heard of his! being ia the Asylum. Witness never told fortunes. Never pretended pretended to. Never told fortunes by coffee-grounds, coffee-grounds, coffee-grounds, aor cards, nor lines on the hand, nor in any other way. Did not tell a lady at the Belle-rue Belle-rue Belle-rue House yesterday that a lady from Middletowa was going to swear tea lie, and if shs did she was coins to kill her orjro for her. The examination and cross examination ef this witness occupied aa hear and three- three- 2uartors. The cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination espeoial-f espeoial-f espeoial-f went into greet detail. The manner of the witness in testifying prevented a fall report of her testimony. James McNeal, a lad of sixteen, nephew ef the prisoner, testified ia the earns manner precisely as his aether had dene. He swore that Ceovert slept with him an night ef the murder, aad that he never saw a red silk handkerchief In his possession. possession. IBseci al Ptnatch to Ota Otacta m aM Bitrar.J lfBBj ioa. Onto, Bta rch S. The Court adjourned at six P. M. No session to-night. to-night. to-night. The testimony for the defense is nearly oonciuded. The main defense is an alibi, and that Coovert is right-handed. right-handed. right-handed. The Jury was placed in charge of the Sheriff uatil Monday. The Court advised the Jury not to read any reports of the trial in the public press. The argument argument will, probably, commence on Monday Monday aftornooa.