People v. Walter Bennett, Appeal: Testimony of Delia Egan

People v. Walter Bennett, appeal

DELIA EGAN, a witness called on behalf of the defense, being duly sworn, testified as follows:

Direct examination by Mr. Greenthal:

Delia Egan: I live at 345 West 32d street. I know Miss Dunn. I know where Miss Dunn lived on the 21st of February of this year. It was at 345 WEst 32d street. I saw Mr. Bennett on the 21st of February, 1903, at 28th street, at Miss Dunn's house. I saw him there at 25 minutes to eleven. I went to see my friend, Miss Dunn, and while I was there Mr. Bennett came in about six or seven. He had been out getting a plumber for Miss Dunn, and it was about nine o'clock before the work was done, and then he had dinner there, and he didn't leave until 25 minutes to eleven. I stayed there about ten minutes after him. I stood up to go and found it was 25 minutes to eleven, and I stayed there a few minutes after him. I left there with my friend, Miss Dunn's sister.

Cross-examination by Mr. Ely:

Delia Egan: I had seen Bennett before in my life, before the 21st of Febaruary, oh, yes, I knew him for three years. I have seen him on several occasions, and I have sen him on other Saturday nights than the 21st of February. I have, once in a while, as I would happen to meet him. I do happen to recollect the 21st of February so well. I recollect it perfectly well, because I recollect it from the arrest. Of course, when I heard of the arrest, when I heard it was made. I recollect i from that, evidently.

Mr. Ely: How did you happen to look at the clock at 25 minutes to eleven?

Delia Egan: I wanted to go home. It was time for me to go home. I live in West 32d street.

Mr. Ely: And that is the only way you happened to look at the clock, that you wanted to go home?

Delia Egan: Well, I wanted to go home, and the lady of the house was going out to market, and it was time that she would go on Saturday night.

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