Patricia Cafe Sign Defacing: 0050.0703

COURT HEARS SIGN DESTRUCTION CASE. – Occupied Three Days and Nineteen Witnesses Gave Testimony. – Second Case Adjourned.

            The time of the district court for three days was taken in the case of Rex vs. Battisto Fiorentino before His Honor Judge Thompson last week.  Nineteen witnesses gave testimony.  This is the case in which Fiorentino was charged with mischievous destruction of signs put up along the highway last June by the Patricia Café.  These signs were defaced by a liquid paint removing preparation.  Defendant testified that he purchased a quantity of paint remover from a local store about that time, but that he shipped it to a relative at Creston for use.  The case against him was dismissed.

            A second charge was then brought against Fiorentino – that of tampering with a witness, which charge he had from the court previously elected for speedy trial, and pleading not guilty.  The hearing in this case has been adjourned to Monday, October 20th.

            In the case disposed of Mr. H.W. Herchmer was crown prosecutor, and Mr. Alan Graham appeared for the defense.

0050.0703: Patricia Cafe Sign Defacing

Cranbrook Court hears testimony from 19 witnesses in a sign destruction case.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  October 9, 1930
Pages:  6
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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