Griffith to be Tried for Murder in 1915

(04/15/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/10/1915.

Griffith to be Tried in July

On Monday a special Grand Jury found an indictment for murder against W. Holly Griffith, the slayer of Policeman Tompson at Gassaway.  It was the expectation that his case would be tried this week, but upon being called before Judge Fisher and questioned as to whether he was ready with counsel to stand trial, Griffith stated that he expected to be able to employ counsel of his own choosing, and his trial was deferred until the first day of the July term of court, the 12th.  As Griffith was conveyed back to his cell he collapsed and cried bitterly. - Braxton Central.