[News Script: Trial] Part: 1 of 4
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The state calls three law enforcement officers to
the stand in Fort northh to refute the testimony of
19-year-old Harry ee Anderson e was beaten
and threatened into confessing he attempted to rape
a 53-year-old white. woman and fondled the woman s
13-year-old daughter in their East Side home last
Christmas night. Deputy Sheriff R. N. Gilley
testifies he saw no marks of violence on Anderson
when he transferred him to the county jail and filed
burglary with intent to rape charges against him.
Anderson claims three detectives beat him after his
arrest. One, he says, -held a knife at his throat.
CROUCH WALKS UP
District Attorney Crouch, who was an assistant
district attorney during the final days of Howard
Fender's administration, says Anderson didn't
complain of mistreatment when he was first brought
to the DA's office.
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Trial], item, February 24, 1959; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc960055/m1/1/: accessed July 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.