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Monday, November 3, 201412:00 pm to 1:30 pmMBA CLE Roomimage
Credit(s):1.0 Hour Substantive
Moderator(s):Peter E. Moore, Esq.
Speaker(s):Joseph Hylan, Esq.
Topic(s):On April 2, 1962, Elmo Smith, a maintenance man, was executed at the State Correctional Institute at Rockview. Convicted of the savage murder of 16-yr-old Maryann Mitchell in December, 1959, Smith was the last man to be put to death in Pennsylvania's electric chair. Though the charges were brought in Montgomery County, on motion of defense counsel, venue was transferred to Gettysburg, Adams County in order to minimize the effect of the lurid, heavy-handed publicity that saturated the Philadelphia area and the surrounding counties after the crime and before the trial. The CLE presentation will consider the trial, legal issues and personalities if the sensational proceedings. The Trial of Elmo Smith preceded he procedural revolution in criminal law that was occasioned by the Warren Court, and an element of the presentation will be the question of whether Smith would have been convicted, much less executed, under the stricter protections afforded to an accused today.
Registration:11:45 AM
Comments:Lunch served 12:00 AM - 12:30 AM