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In Dallas, the often-postponed sanity hearing
of 22-year-.old Leon Peacock gets underway.
Peacock is charged with the November third
rape of a Dallas housewife/and is under
indictment on another rape and for the murder
of still a third woman in 1954.
The hearing is before a jury in Judge Wilson's
criminal district court. Court-appointed
attorneys for the defense, Clayton Fowler
and Jimmy McNicholas, are basing their case
on a Fort Worth jury verdict which ruled

Peacock insane in March of last year.


defense also contends Peacock was treated
for mental disorders last year.
Assistant district attorneys L Lindsay,

Alexander, and Thorpe represent the state.

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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Sanity hearing], item, January 28, 1957; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc789579/m1/1/ocr/: accessed May 27, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.

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