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Wednesday September 2, 1914
Salt Lake City, Utah - Joe Hill Denied New Trial by Judge Ritchie

Joe Hill, IWW
Joe Hill appeared yesterday before Judge M. L. Ritchie accompanied by his attorney, Soren X. Christensen. Christensen presented an argument for for a new trial stating that:

   1). Hill had not been identified as the man who killed the store owner, Morrison.
   2). there had been only one thing proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and that was
        that Hill had been shot on the same night that Morrison was killed.
   3). the jury had been prejudice when, in the presence of the jury, Hill fired his own
        attorneys (Scott and McDougall.) These same attorneys were then retained by
        the court as friends of the court contrary to the wishes of the defendant.
   4). the jurymen were not impartial but were inclined to favor the prosecution. On
        this point, Christensen argued that: "That jury was selected by a science at
        which the district attorney is a past master and the defendant's attorneys were
        unskilled."

District Attorney E. O. Leatherwood insisted that the trial was fair and had been conducted in strict accordance with the law, and that Hill should be executed on the date set by Judge Ritchie (Friday.)

Judge Ritchie ruled for the prosecution.

Christensen immediately filed for an appeal to the Utah Supreme Court which again stays the execution of Fellow Worker Joe Hill, for now.

SOURCE
The Case of Joe Hill
 by Philip S. Foner
International Publishers, 1965

IMAGE
Joe Hill, Rebel Songwriter
http://www.freedomarchives.org/...

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