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Title: The Clem-Beckett Trial
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The Jury Returned a Verdict of "Guilty of Manslauter, and that he be sent to the States' Prison for Three Years."

This case was called last Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, but Judge Cowan, in the Warren Circuit Court, and the process of empanneling jury began. On the next day at about half-past eleven in the forenoon the jury was declared "full," and was sworn to try the cause. ON the side of the prosecution were States' Attorney Pierce, Gregroy & Harper, John M Butler and Monroe M. Milford. For the defense were Daniel W. Voorhees, James McCabe and Thos. F. Davidson. The attorneys for the prosecution continued the examination of witnesses until Saturday morning about 10 o'clock, when they "rested."- The evidence in behalf of the defendent, Albert Clem, was all before the jury at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, when the court adjourned until 9 o'clock Monday morning.

On Monday morning, the State's Attorney opened the argument for the State in an able and impressive speech. He was followed Thos. F. Davidson of Covington, who did ample justice for the defendent. Monroe Milford and John M. Butler closed the argument for the State, and James McCabe and Daniel Voorhees for the defence. Ten hours were allowed for these arguments, and the time was all occupied. During the arguments that court house was crowded to its utmost capacity, and the prisoner seemed all the while calm and unmoved, as though a conscious innocence would surely be his safe guard.

At two o'clock, on Tuesday afternoon the jury retired to deliberate upon the case and to agree upon a verdict. they remained in the jury room about twenty hours, when they returned a verdict of "guilty of manslaughter, and that he be sent to the State's Prison for three years."

Date: 11/11/1869
Origin: Warren Republican
Record ID: 00001898
Type: Periodical
Source Archive: Warren County Historical Society
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: Clippings Scrapbook
Entered By: Amber M Knipe

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