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Harrod - George

Source: Waynetown Despatch Friday, April 3, 1908
The case of George Harrod, the Big Four operator, for killing of Harry McClain, at Crawfordsville, on Thanksgiving eve last year, came to a close Thursday evening of last week and the jury was out all night bringing in a verdict Friday morning that they found him not guilty. The first ballot of the jury seven voted for conviction, but finally these came over and Harrod was set free. It was rather a peculiar case, but the twelve men who decided it were more able to judge its merits than those who only heard it off hand or read of it through the papers. When one looks back over the two murder tragedies in this county the past few months and notes the penalties inflicted, the thought is almost excusable that human life is growing mighty cheap.

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