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Description: Murder cases tried

Date: April 23 1902

Newspaper published in: Tucson

Source: library

MURDER CASES TRIED

The first case tried at the April term of court was that of the Territory vs. Joe Grammar for the killing of a man at a cow camp in the eastern portion of Graham county on the 29th day of last August. There was but one eye witness to the killing, a man named Newman, and he has since left the country. The testimony was all circumstantial. The case was given to the jury Tuesday April 15, and at 5 p.m. returned a verdict of not guilty.

James McIntosh, a man of about 35 years of age, was on trial in the Graham county district court charged with murder in the first degree. On February 5th McIntosh killed James Riley, a photographer in the Richelieu saloon at Clifton by knocking him down and stamping on him. The fight was the result of a quarrel in which the name of McIntosh’s wife was involved. The accused man claims self-defense, and he was defended by the firm of Edwards & McFarland and F.B. Laine and W.E. Jones. Later word from Solomonville states that McIntosh had been acquitted.

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