Publication information

Source:
Buffalo Courier
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Single Ballot All That Was Necessary”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Buffalo, New York
Date of publication: 25 September 1901
Volume number: 66
Issue number: 268
Pagination: 9

 
Citation
“Single Ballot All That Was Necessary.” Buffalo Courier 25 Sept. 1901 v66n268: p. 9.
 
Transcription
full text
 
Keywords
Leon Czolgosz (trial: jury deliberation); Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response: jurors); Frederick V. Lauer (public statements).
 
Named persons
Walter E. Everett; Frederick V. Lauer; Henry W. Wendt.
 
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Single Ballot All That Was Necessary

     In the jury room the members looked at each other for a few moments in absolute silence, as though appalled by the awful crime which they were about to pass upon. Henry W. Wendt was elected foreman, and then the crime was briefly debated. Frederick V. Lauer, juror No. 1, said:
     “I could have voted for a verdict without leaving my seat.” Nearly all the jurors declared that the opinion of Lauer was also theirs.
     After a few moments’ thought, the jury decided to ballot on the proposition of finding the defendant guilty of murder in the first degree. The ballot was passed.
     Upon the count it was found to be unanimous for “guilty” as charged in the indictment.
     The reassignment of seats in order to allow Mr. Wendt to occupy the chair held by Walter E. Everett, juror No. 7, was arranged, and the jury returned to court.