Delay For Hans Schmidt

Delay For Hans Schmidt

Trial Set for To-Morrow Postponed to Oblige Counsel.

The trial of Father Hans Schmidt for the murder of Anna Aumueller, whose body he dismembered and dropped in packages into the Hudson River, will not begin tomorrow as it was scheduled. Judge Foster of General Sessions granted the request today of Schmidt’s counsel, ex-Judge William M. K. Olcott and Terence J. McManus, for further delay, but he stipulated that the trial must begin not later than Dec. 8. Notices were sent to the 150 talesmen called for the selection of a special jury that they need not report tomorrow.

Mr. Olcott and Mr. McManus told Judge Foster that they had not had time to prepare the defense of Schmidt and could not do him justice if they were called on to begin trial at once.

Delay For Hans Schmidt, The Evening World, 24 November 1913, page 4, column 3.

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