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Trial of Philip Halsmann, Charged with Patricide, Resumed in Innsbruck

The trial of Philip Halsmann, charged with the murder of his father, was resumed in the Innsbruck Court, the Ministry of Justice having refused to dismiss the case. The youth was previously sentenced to ten years imprisonment by an Innsbruck jury. An appeal was granted on the contention that there were on the jury men belonging to the anti-Semitic party.

It now rests with the State attorney to decide whether, in the light of new evidence, the case should be carried on.

The principal testimony against Philip Halsmann was that of a mountain boy who claimed he saw Philip push his father into a ravine while the two were on a walking trip in the Tyrol Mountains.