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Court of Appeals of Alabama
Aug 19, 1924
101 So. 310 (Ala. Crim. App. 1924)


8 Div. 172.

Certiorari denied 212 Ala. 695, 101 So. 921.

July 22, 1924. Rehearing Denied August 19, 1924.

Appeal from Circuit Court, Lauderdale County; Arthur E. Gamble, Judge.

Jess Hurn, alias Jess Herron, was convicted of an attempt to manufacture prohibited liquor, and he appeals. Affirmed.

Wallace C. Porter, of Florence, for appellant.

Evidence as to flight was improperly admitted. Wright v. State, 1 Ala. App. 124, 55 So. 931. Defendant should have been permitted to show that the Barnetts owned the still. Anderson v. State, 18 Ala. App. 585, 93 So. 279.

Harwell G. Davis, Atty. Gen., and Lamar Field, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.

It was not error to permit a witness for the state to testify he saw an officer with a warrant for defendant. Johnson v. State, 19 Ala. App. 141, 95 So. 583.

The principal insistence is made that the court erred in allowing Frank Barnett to testify that he did not see the defendant in the community wherein he resided, and that Barnett had seen officers looking for defendant after the commission of the crime charged. This was relevant on the question of flight; its probative force was for the jury.

The fact that Mrs. Barnett, the principal witness for the state, has some boys about grown, or that her daughter, another witness, has two brothers about grown, could not be relevant to any issue in the case and the fact that "they said it [the still] was Barnett's" was purely hearsay and inadmissible.

The other exceptions are not argued, and are without merit. We find no error in the record, and the judgment is affirmed.


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Court of Appeals of Alabama
Aug 19, 1924
101 So. 310 (Ala. Crim. App. 1924)
Case details for


Case Details

Full title:HURN v. STATE

Court:Court of Appeals of Alabama

Date published: Aug 19, 1924


101 So. 310 (Ala. Crim. App. 1924)
101 So. 310

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