4 Jun 1938 (Evening) p. 1, col. 1
FREED OF CHARGES OF MANSLAUGHTER
ABERDEEN, June 4 AP — Allen Hoffman was acquitted of a first degree manslaughter charge by a circuit court jury late Friday afternoon, a little more than two hours after jurors retired to their chambers. There was no courtroom demonstration.
After his discharge, Hoffman joined his father and mother, who came here from Leola to sit through their son’s trial, and left the courtroom. Hoffman maintained the composure that marked his conduct all through the trial.
Hoffman, 30, was accused of manslaughter as the result of the death of Aileen Bryan, 25, a passenger in his car, in a rear-end collision last January 20.
I purchased roughly 25 original issues of the Yankton (South Dakota) Press & Dakotan, dating from 1938 to 1946. I am systematically going through every issue and will be posting the articles that include the names of individuals. I am happy to email full-size scans of any article. Feel free to ask.
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