Covert gets new trial because of Harford Cincinnati Daily Enquirer 8 April 1866 p.2

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Covert gets new trial because of Harford
Cincinnati Daily Enquirer
8 April 1866 p.2 - Yhet lloosa Harder Granted a Mew Trial Triad...
Yhet lloosa Harder Granted a Mew Trial Triad act far I exu . , , i ae nwa iot a new mar in tn ease oc PasBoei Corert, brauarht besor Judo Smith st Lebaaon, as tba aaasss ia the Ut WW pen bf the affldita T BMM Hopkins, Ks-Treiaaret, Ks-Treiaaret, Ks-Treiaaret, and Mb. Codding, -tea, -tea, hiieTk, that Joan Harford, af Mor. irw,ooTof the jurymen wbotrted theease, had trequanUr aad pabltetar, befor th 1231. sW'UEsd hiav posiusa' oplokothm Covert was the murderer. w Horford's afltdartt was fled on behalf of th baste, fa which b denied all reeoUee-tioa reeoUee-tioa reeoUee-tioa of bertag formed or expressed say opinion of th sort befor the trial, aad aaid b aorer knew what th evidence was ua-fU ua-fU ua-fU be beard it girea upon the trial, aad hi .-wordict .-wordict .-wordict wa based exciuaWeiy upon th ev- ev- - - livery lunar- lunar- wa re beta admit f admitted to the jury, and every on, toernding Harford, then denied having formed or expressed any opinion as to Oo-Tm Oo-Tm Oo-Tm gatlt or liuieccoee. ; t i 1 7 ? Itwss urged to behalf of the -tats- -tats- -tats- that Macs wast ever -opinioas -opinioas tr. ztorrora naa expressed were, a It was ad- ad- mitted, based upon rumors, and , aot upoa th tatesaent of m ttaussos, hews aot, under the Ohio statntes, disqualified; but the attorneys tor th defense prompUr replied that wan Mr. Serford ws called they bad not exhausted their, peremptory peremptory challenges, aad if they had not been misled by hi answers would bar challenged him, and the Court said the answer ws a good -ana. -ana. Jadga Smith said that it . was a remarkable circumstance circumstance that a person who bad not only formed and eaprtsnd an opinion, and that positively, but bad endeavored publicly to impress that opinion open ofbass, should have ao entirely forgotten what had passed aa to declare upon oath that he had neither formed or ipi sssi i any cadaton npan the subject; but, however that might ba. Justice -required -required every criminal trial to be before aa impartial jury,1 and-that and-that and-that requirement wa not fulfilled tf en of th jury had entered entered th jury box with a preconceived opinion, and, aa he waa satisfied tha affidavits affidavits of Mr. Hopkins aad Mr. Coddtagton were true in fact, h most, without imputing imputing any corrupt motives to Mr. Harford, set said tb verdict aad order new trial, which was aeeordinrlv done. The oris. oner waa then remanded to the custody of the Sheriff, to be kept In Jail at Lenaaen, to wait hi second trial, which was set for the fifth day of Jnne. I

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 08 Apr 1866, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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