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CLINTON WEEKLY REGISTER

SEPTEMBER 8, 1893

LEGAL COURTING LAWYERS AND COURT OFFICERS BUSY
Work of the Grand Jury - Cases Disposed of -- The Brock Manslaughter Case


The trial of C. E. Brock for killing Luther Halsey in the spring of 1892 was
called Tuesday morning.  A day was consumed selecting a jury.  The first
witness was called about 9 o’clock Wednesday, and the lawyers began their
argument about 4 o’clock yesterday and closed about 11 AM today and the jury
is now out.  R. A Lemon assisted States Attorney Fuller in the prosecution;
Maj. Warner and Wm. Fuller were for the defense.

The particulars of the case are too well known to require an extended
account, as it was heard one year ago when the jury failed to agree.  The
Brocks and Halseys lived near each other near Heyworth.  C. E. Brock living
in this county.  Alex Halsey and his two sons, Oscar and Luther each with a
team passed Brock who was repairing a fence.  A quarrel resulted and Alex
Halsey  was shot twice in the head; Luther was shot in the back and soon
died.  The defense claims he was accidentally shot by his brother in 
shooting at Brock.

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