Links from the Times for March 31: Ray Sansom trial
SANSOM TRIAL: One conversation proved to be a pivotal moment in the Ray Sansom trial. After jurors were let out for lunch, defense attorneys raised an objection about a planned state witness, Bob Richburg. For over 20 minutes, defense lawyer Larry Simpson and assistant prosecutor Eddie Evans argued before Judge Terry Lewis, who finally ruled that he did not think the state had established grounds for a conspiracy. Saying he could not make his case, State Attorney Willie Meggs returned after lunch and announced he was dropping charges. Sansom and Odom agreed to pay $103,000 each for money spend planning the airport building. But they did not admit to a crime.
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