The Thumb Awards 3-20-1978

The Sentinel-Record 3-20-1978

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Thumbs down again to the lethargic legal system which permits repeated delays in a first degree murder trial. Last weeks’s announcement of a second “indefinite” continuance in the case of Thurman Abernathy, a Hot Springs policeman charged in the 1976 death of Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy Linda Edwards, has set tongues wagging.

And it makes one question the judicial process which supposedly guarantees “a speedy trial.”

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