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Judge: arrests in killing during 1969 race riots not prejudicial

...1969 race-riot slaying of a white police officer was not unfair to the defendants, a judge ruled. Senior Judge Edward Biester on Tuesday denied a defense motion to drop murder charges against Stephen Freeland, 50, and Leon "Smickle" Wright...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/20/met_359507.shtml
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...brothers Robert N. Messersmith and Arthur Messersmith. The court upheld a December ruling from Bucks County Judge Edward Biester that new information uncovered in 2000 gave prosecutors a legitimate reason to reopen the case in the death of Lillie...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/27/met_341197.shtml
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