TERRITORIES: Manslaughter, with Leniency

Seven-to-five for acquittal.

That was how the jury, 30 minutes out of its box in the Honolulu courtroom, stood on its first ballot. Of the five Americans, three Chinese, a Dane, a German, a Portuguese and a Hawaiian, only a minority were for convicting Lieut. Thomas Hedges Massie, U. S. N., Mrs. Granville Roland Fortescue, his mother-in-law, and Seamen Lord and Jones for the second-degree murder of Joseph Kahahawai Jr. After that, locked in around the long table with Foreman John Stone at its head, the jurors...

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