I left out an article that includes two very important pieces of information. This item from April 10 should come before the one about the "hands of the jury" and contains the information that Sadie had a baby, and that friends of Mr. Golden came from Texas to testify on his behalf.
D.D. April 10, 1922
Letter, Defense Claims Written Mrs. Golden, is Put On as First Exhibit
Hundreds of persons stood shoulder to shoulder- with bated breath- in the aisles, along the walls, on window sills, and jammed as close as possible in the corridors outside the court room as the defense started its fight for Mordecai Golden today. Women out-numbered men in the court room and seemed even more interested in the scene enacted just below and on the witness stand.
Many never left, all day, the places of vantage they gained by entering the court room as early as 7:30 this morning. At noon, picnic lunch baskets were opened and cold lunches eaten by court fans who refused to move an inch from their seats lest they lose a part of the drama, which was expected to be enacted this afternoon. Others even failed to eat lunch, fearing they would lose their seats.
Mordecai Golden, on trial for his life, sat just back of his attorneys, as they started their fight for him; listening intently to the testimony. By his side sat his wife, Sadie Golden, with their three months old baby, born since the tragedy last May. She too, lost not a word of the witnesses.
The letter alleged to have been written Mrs. Golden by Thomas Craighead, through which the defense hopes to prove the motive for the crime, was read to the jury by Judge Jesse Hatchett, as he outlined the statement of the defense.
D. B. Williams, father-in-law of the defendant was on the stand almost all morning.
Mrs. Golden was on the stand this afternoon, testifying practically the same as her father.
Judge Hatchet opened the case this morning by making a statement to the jury of about thirty minutes outlining what the defense would do.
Thereupon the deposition of some ten citizens of Pope County, Texas, the former home of Golden, were read, as to Mr. Golden’s previous good reputation as a law abiding citizen, etc. This was followed by testimony of several citizens of that county who were here in person to testify to the same thing.