CRIME: Alibis

From the criminals' lexicon comes this saw: You can always buy an alibi. Whether bought or not, simple alibis twice in a month have overridden masses of condemning evidence gathered by the State of New York.

When New York City's public was convinced that Harry Stein and Samuel Greenberg were guilty of the much-publicized killing of Vivian Gordon (TIME, March 9 et seq.), a Bronx jury three weeks ago chose to believe alibis presented by the accused men's sisters rather than the testimony of one Schlitten, who said he had driven the car...

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