The Daily Illini, Champaign-Urbana, Saturday, August 3, 1929|
Throngs Jam Room To Hear of Murder
Closing arguments were scheduled to get underway, with indications that the case would go to the jury by nightfall.
Powell, placed on the stand in his own defense, corroborated testimony of earlier defense witnesses, and outlined alleged relations between Wells and Mrs. Powell.
In early testimony offered, Powell's counsel has sought to prove that the "unwritten law" was a justiable basis for the murder.
The Daily Illini, Champaign-Urbana, Sunday, August 4, 1929
Menard County Farmer Is Acquitted of Murder
Contributed by Kristin Vaughn