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sms) (m (SoMfe mm isofe doc Cw A-22 Pittsburgh Press, June 23, 1982 Brushton Man Re-Convicted In 70 Murder By PAUL MARYN1AK A Brushton boxer is back in jail after being convicted of first-degree murder in his retrial for the April 1970 rape-slaying of an East Liberty I As soon as the jury returned the verdict against William Hines, 27, in the claying of Eileen Taylor, 17, Common Pleas 'Judge Patrick R. Tamilia revoked the defendant's $23,000 property bond that had put him back on the streets in January. The state Supreme Court in December allowed Hines to withdraw his 12-year-old guilty plea after ruling there was insufficient evidence to indicate his plea was made knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily. The victim was found in a parking lot near her home the night after she failed to return from a party in her neighborhood. She had been raped and stabbed more than 100 times and the back of her head was crushed by a rock, Because of the lapse in time, much of the evidence the jury heard in the two-day trial consisted of transcripts of testimony by six key witnesses in the first trial. Three of the witnesses have died in the 12 years while three others could not be found. The key items of evidence against Hines were confessions he gave city detectives. He raping the victim but denied killing her. "No, I did not kill Eileen, I pushed her. She hit 'her head. She was crying and I raped her. I got and ran away. She was alive when I ran jaway," he told police. Defense attorney Paul Bogdon, who rested his case without presenting any evidence on behalf of iHines, insisted the government "had made no 'case" against his client. 1 He suggested there was no evidence to exclude jHines's contention to detectives that an alleged jconspirator who was cleared at the time of involvement had killed Miss Taylor or that a roving gang performed the killing. But Assistant District Attorney James B. Lees Jr. scoffed at Bogdon's claims, singling out the defense lawyer's claim the case was a "tragedy" for both the victim and the defendant. Lees said that, even if the jury believed a coconspirator killed the victim, Hines was still guilty of first-degree murder because he admitted it was his idea to rape the victim after initially deciding to snatch her purse. Judge Rejects Bid For Retrial By MARY STOLBERG A federal judge has rejected a bid for a new trial from an Oakland woman who claimed she had been harmed because the jurist took nearly 113 months to decide her guilt. In a lengthy opinion handed down this week, U.S. District Judge Louis Rosenberg justified the unusual delay and said it couldn't be used as a treason to retry Ruth Anderson. UwMUd Jffl ATAni feA Save 90 PROGRAMMER KIT Write your own programs to fit your personal needs solve financial problems, invent games, compose music, whatever! Includes computing ianguage cartridge, reference manual and self-teaching guide for easy step-by-step programming. Reg. 69.99. .59.99 win" Mm THE ATARI 400 BASIC COMPUTER is very much at home in the classroom, kitchen, family room or den. It connects easily to any TV and is simple to operate the perfect computer for beginners! In addition to being a teaching aid and an advanced entertainment center, the Atari 400 forms the basis of an inexpensive telecommunications system. Compact and lightweight, it is designed to grow along with technological advancements so that it does not become obsolete. Reg. $379 1 0K ROM and 1 6K RAM eight graphics modes plus 29 four independently programmable operating system graphics keys sound synthesizers advanced color graphics (128 FCC-approved built-in RF modulators built-in speaker possible hues) and memory shielding to protect you color shift feature to protect your pressure-sensitive keyboard and your neighbors from television video screen from computer "burn-in" built-in screen editor reception interference 90 day parts-and-labor warranty four-way cursor control Now save on programs sold separately Asteroids, Super Breakout, Computer Chess. Reg, 44.99 Sale 39.99 Conversational Spanish, German, Music Composer, Reg. 59.99 Sale 49.99 EDUCATOR KIT Make learning fun for children as well as adults: Includes program recorder, computing language cartridge, and "States Capitals" program cassette. Reg. 149.99. 129.99 Biorhythm, European Countries Capitals, Energy Czar, Hangman, Kingdom. Reg 14 99 12.99 I Mrs. Anderson, 63, of 4440 Centre Ave. was tconvicted of two counts of tax evasion in April I Evidence during a seven-day, non-jury trial in February 1981 showed she had embezzled more than $60,000 when she worked as a bookkeeper and hadn't reported it on her tax return, After Rosenberg announced his verdict, Mrs. Anderson's attorney asked him to either throw out the case or grant her a new trial. He based his request on several factors, including the delay and Mrs. Anderson's claim she never understood she could have been tried by a jury instead of a judge. But Rosenberg said he found it hard to believe Mrs. Anderson spent seven days in court and didn't realize a jury wasn't there. 1 And he said he also found it difficult to believe she didn't understand her constitutional rights to a jury trial because she is "an intelligent and cultured woman who is alert and perceptive." Rosenberg also dismissed arguments about the delay. Although federal law dictates defendants must come to trial quickly after they are charged, Rosenberg said there is nothing that says the verdict must also come swiftly. Rosenberg excused the passage of time by saying he had been working hard. In a footnote, he even cited statistics of the cases he had received and disposed of during the time Mrs. Anderson was waiting for a verdict. 20 More Face Court In Sports Betting Ring Press Harrisburg Bureau HARRISBURG Criminal charges have been filed against another 20 persons linked to an alleged sports betting ring operating in various parts of Pennsylvania. Among those charged yesterday with one count each of bookmaking and conspiracy were Abraham Sparks, 66, of 412 Fourth Tarentum, and John Best, 29, of Suburban Estates, Greens-burg, Westmoreland County. Similar charges were filed against 12 others two months ago, and Attorney General LeRoy S. Zimmerman said another 19 will be charged. The only Western Pennsylvanians among those charged earlier were Harold "Skip" Margolis, 38, and his mother, Sophie Margolis, 71, both of 401 Shady in Pittsburgh's East Liberty area. Preliminary hearings for the latest defendants will be held in Williamsport Aug. 2 and 4 before Mercer County Judge Albert E. Acker, specially assigned to the case. The'charges allege the individuals engaged in illegal bookmaking on basketball and football games and horse races between Jan. 1 and March 25, 1981. Each count of bookmaking and each count of conspiracy carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 7 The hottest new jS5 arcade game! 1 i UU ENTERTAINER KIT Exceptional color, graphics, sound and animation make these games thrilling adventures they're more technically advanced than regular video games. Includes Star Raiders, Missile Command game cartridges and. two joysticks. Reg. 89.99. 79.99 The complete Atari' Video Computer System! PLAY ALL YOUR FAVORITE ELECTRONIC GAMES AT HOME! Easy to hook up to your TV, the console is designed to protect your video screen from computer "burn-in." Includes two paddles, two joysticks and "Combat" game cartridge. Save '2 to 1 0 on game cartridges. Many titles available! Missile Command and Warlards, Reg. 29.99 .1 9.99 Reg. 11 9.99-39.99 Asteroids, Reg. 34.99 .24.99 COMMUNICATOR KIT Tap into Dow UPI, airline schedules and other information, networks over regular telephone lines. 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