The Dothan Eagle 18 March 1935
in Long Guard to Face Trial For Assault On News Photoman dis- tele- they NEW ORLEANS, March 38 --Arraigned in criminal district court here today on a charge attacking Leon M. Trice, an Associated Associated Press news photographer, with Jntent to kill, Joe Messina, chief bodyguard of Senator Huey P. Long, toddy pleaded not guilty and was released under his original $1,000 bond. The arraignment vas brief. Messina, Messina, through his attorneys, State Representative Fred Oser and Henry Henry O'Conner, son of Assistant Attorney Attorney General James O'Conner, told Judge J. Arthur Charbonnet that he had elected to be tried a jury. Date for the trial will announced later, Judge Charbonnet said. Messina was arrested following an Investigation by District Attorney Attorney Eugene Stanley, who filed a direct bill of complaint. Trice as- sertedly was attacked while snapping snapping a picture of Senator Long as he stepped from a train her* February February 1.