Sept 2, 1892

The trial of Charles Brock for the murder of Luther Halsey in the northeast corner of Waynesville Township will be called at the next term of Court at Clinton on Oct 29, 1892. A change of venue may be taken.

Dec 30, 1892

The jury of the Brock-Halsey manslaughter case could not reach a verdict. They were dismissed Sat by Judge Herdman and given a server reprimand for not reaching a decision. The Judge said that the case should have been decided in five minutes. The jury had different views which could not be reconciled. The First Ballot stood six to six and another eight for acquittal and four against. The trial cost the county $500 dollars and will have to be done all over again. Each family has itís friends and various opinions are expressed.
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