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2 men are convicted of killing in '69 riot

...police officer in the second murder trial stemming from race riots that tore apart York more than three decades ago. Stephen Freeland and Leon Wright were each convicted of second-degree murder and face a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/14/met_368914.shtml
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Riot suspects seek separate trials

...inconsistent and antagonistic" and the men should receive separate trials, an attorney for one argued in court Wednesday. Stephen Freeland, 51, could be forced to raise a defense against evidence presented by both prosecutors and by his co-defendant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/12/13/met_363896.shtml
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Judge: arrests in killing during 1969 race riots not prejudicial

...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, 54, in the killing of Officer Henry Schaad. The apparent inability of detectives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/20/met_359507.shtml
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Tenth defendant in 1969 race riot murder pleads no contest

...black neighborhood in an armored police truck. Schaad, 22, died two weeks later. Two black men, Leon Wright and Stephen Freeland, were convicted last month of second-degree murder in that slaying and were scheduled to be sentenced this month...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/03/met_475017.shtml
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York police struggle to overcome reputation forged during race riots

...lot of history that took place before he got on the job." Nevertheless, attorney Terry McGowan, whose client Stephen Freeland is accused of firing the slug that killed Schaad, has questioned prosecution witnesses closely about police misdeeds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/03/10/met_368504.shtml
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Across South Carolina

...Senior Judge Edward G. Biester denied the defense's only outstanding pretrial motion to drop murder charges against Stephen Freeland, 50, and Leon "Smickle" Wright, 54, in the slaying of Officer Henry C. Schaad. An apparent inability of detectives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/21/met_359695.shtml
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10th defendant sentenced in Aiken woman's 1969 race-riot killing

...black neighborhood in an armored police truck. Schaad, 22, died two weeks later. Two black men, Leon Wright and Stephen Freeland, were convicted in March of second-degree murder in that slaying.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/29/met_373955.shtml
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Late trial worries some

...who run a homeless shelter in York. If the white defendants have an all-white jury, then the two black men, Stephen Freeland and Leon Wright, should get an all-black jury, said Ms. Walker, 51, who is black. York County, from where...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/09/28/met_355097.shtml
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Men will face trial for '69 killing

...trial after a hearing in which witnesses recalled seeing the suspects at the scene of the shooting. The arrests of Stephen Freeland, 50, and Leon Wright, 53, in October came five months after prosecutors charged nine white men - including York...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/12/21/met_327904.shtml
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