Grand Jury Was Recessed After Short Session

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Tuscaloosa News
Place of publication: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Date of publication: 4/6/1926 0:00
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Grand Jury Was Recessed After Short Session Meeting but the one day yesterday, the Tuscaloosa county grand jury completed the work before it and following the rendering of its report to Judge Henry Bacon Foster yesterday afternoon, was again recessed subject to the call of the court. Twenty true bills were returned. The report, addressed to Judge Foster, was as follows. “We the grand jury empannelled by Your Honor on February 1. having been recessed and having been called into session again today, beg report that we have examined the witnesses in some thirty felony and jail cases and herewith return twenty true bills and ask that we again be recessed subject to the call of the court. The report was signed by G. W. Patton, foreman, and dated April 5. 1926. Among the cases disposed of by the grand jury was that against Daniel Hays, 19-year-old white boy who last week shot Felix Thomas, negro, at the Fleetwood mine in this county when a dispute arose over the possession of a job at the mine. The boy was charged with first-degree manslaughter. He had succeeded the negro when the latter left the job the first of the week during the rainy weather. The shooting was done with a 110-guage shot gun, a charge of squirrel shot entering the negro’s left side. The negro died at the hospital in this city. Hays has been held in the county jail here since the shooting. Following the action of the grand jury yesterday his bond has been fixed at $1000.