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Offline RJ137

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Re: newspaper article?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 14:47 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the jury list (28 Jan.1907), Genealiza but the 1 Feb.1907 article mentions Elias D. Beeghly (reply #1) and that fits with story about him being at trial.

In the US the prosecution and the defense both have a number of peremptory challenges they can use to disqualify a juror without having to explain why. From reading the articles, I think Elias was in the jury pool of possible jurors, but was rejected by the defense.

On the other hand, I thought there were always 12 jurors on a case like this and the image posted includes 9. Were there 12 for this trial?

Interesting, oldohiohome, but I read it that the defense queried his inclusion but couldn't see that he was actually disqualified.

Note: E.D. Beeghly was orginally from Ohio, oldohiohome.

It appears Elias D Beeghly was in the jury pool, but ultimately not one of the 12 jurors selected. This February 2nd article linked below list the 12 jurors selected.

New-York Tribune
February 02, 1907
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Top far right column

Offline aghadowey

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Re: newspaper article?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 06 October 20 14:49 BST (UK) »
Well, that certainly wraps up the story  :)
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