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After 51 hour and ten minutes of deliberation, a Dallas
jury returns to the court room of Judge Henry King to
announce it cannot decide the fate of Bobby Ray Corpany.
The long deliberation sets a record for the 24 years Judge
Henry King has presided over his court.
on trial for the April 5th murder of Frank Waddell, a
salesman who was strangled to death in his University Park
home at 35,.46 Granada. With aorpany; r arber,
is his wife Loretta.
Judge King receives a note which says in effect that the
jury is deadlocked. He says in view of the of time
invested in the trial he had hoped the jury could go on
and reach a verdict. But the state and the defense agree
that the jury should be dismissed. The state had asked for
a 50.year prison term. Oorpany told officers he had been
drinking with Waddell who later took Corpany to his home
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Corpany], item, June 29, 1961; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc975938/m1/1/: accessed July 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.