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By Byron Woodfin

On the morning of December four, 1972, the small north Alabama city of Scottsboro was once shaken whilst a bomb ripped during the vehicle of a well known legal professional. What have been years of unyielding
research leading to the arrest of the town's wealthiest landowner. The trial that pitted invoice Baxley, a tender, formidable Alabama legal professional normal, opposed to the state's so much well-known lawyers.

Lay Down with Dogs is the tale of a small southern city because it makes the transition from an agrarian hamlet to revolutionary New South suburbia. it's also the tale of a twisted yet strong personality, bent on revenge, whose intent used to be as enigmatic because the guy himself. And it's the tale of a tender prosecutor, keen to possibility a promising political destiny in an effort to pursue his experience of justice.

This booklet is not just a well-researched account but in addition a desirable tale of crime, the courtroom, and the numerous characters introduced jointly at one time and in a single position to participate--for sturdy or evil--in an unforgettable drama.

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When no smoke appeared, the two men drove their pickup truck back to the house. In the meantime, Page 28 the two teenagers had notified the police, who were waiting for the men when they returned. The police found a gasoline can in the back of the truck, and the two men, both from Huntsville, could not explain what they were doing in such a remote area of Scottsboro. For the prosecution, it seemed to be an open-and-shut case. 21 On Wednesday, 7 April 1971, Bates and Price were tried for burglary and the attempted arson of the Bynum home.

When Hugh Otis was nineteen, he attended Auburn University for one year. He returned to Scottsboro to help his father in the family business. 5 His two younger sisters, highly intelligent, followed in their mother's footsteps and became teachers. Jessie Sue went on to earn a master's degree, and Lucy earned a doctorate. Neither woman ever married. 6 Until World War II, Hugh Otis's life remained relatively uneventful. When war did break out following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Hugh Otis volunteered for service but was turned down because of poor eyesight.

4 In another part of town, Scottsboro attorney Loy Campbell hurried to get his six-year-old daughter Ramona ready for school. Recently divorced, Campbell lived with his only child in a modest home on Hamlin Street less than a hundred yards from Caldwell Elementary School, where the girl was in the first grade. Campbell was a protective father, and it was his routine to get Ramona ready and drive her the short distance to the school entrance before heading into Scottsboro to the law office he shared with his brother, H.

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