Contributed by Gigimo
Description: An Interesting Trial. Preliminary Examination of William DEVINE, the Slayer of Andrew AKERS.Date: March 20 1888
Newspaper published in: St. Louis, MO
Shelbyville, Ill., March 20.
The preliminary examination of Wm. DEVINE, for the murder of Andrew AKERS, in a dispute over the parentage of a child born to the unmarried niece of the former, South of Gays, on March 9, was commenced before Judge AMES this morning. Judge PHIPPS of Mattoon, and State's Attorney KELLY of this city are engaged in the prosecution, and Hon. H. J. HAMLIN and William H. RAGAN of this city are attorneys for the defense. The morning was consumed in the examination of Harvey WORLEY, on whose farm the killing took place. Coroner S. S. BALDWIN is now on the stand and the CHAMBERS brothers will be next examined. The Court-house is crowded with people, and great interest is manifested in this case.