Rosebud Indian To Be Tried At Federal Court In Deadwood
SIOUX FALLS, (AP) — With the murder trial of Paul Didler, 32, half breed Indian, heading the calendar, federal officials were leaving for Deadwood this week-end to attend the opening of the term of court there Monday.
The body of Didler’s wife, Lizzie, was found in the couple’s home on the Rosebud reservation last November and the accused man is alleged to have told authorities he killed her in an argument over starting their automobile.
In addition to the regular criminal calendar on which 37 besides that of Didler are pending, 22 matters will come before the grand jury for action. Most numerous are cases charging larceny. Others include: violations of the national motor vehicle theft act, 3; postal law offenses, 2; Indian liquor cases, 4; postal law offices, 2 [sic]; assault charges, 2; statutory offenses, 2; forger 2; violation of the national banking act, 1; gold reserve act transgression, 1; farm credit administration fraud, 1.
Cases listed for trial on the criminal docket include: Illegal cutting of government timber, 1; assault, 2; internal revenue taxing law violations 4; postal law offenses, 5; farm credit administration fraud, 1; Indian liquor cases, 3; violation of federal escape act, 1; statutory charges 7; embezzlement, 1; forgery, 2; narcotic act violations, 1.
On the civil docket are 21 land condemnation cases, one on cancellation of coal leases, one on collection of a bond, an injunction against water diversion, and two cases involving ejectment of alleged trespassers on government property.
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