Methods of random jury selection were abandoned after weeks of fruitless search. Instead, a bailiff was selected to handpick jurors.
I am managing this case, and know what I am about. These fellows are going to be hanged as certain as death. I am calling such men as the prosecution wants.
––Bailiff Henry L. Ryce (according to Otis Favor, a businessman examined for jury duty)
State Attorney Julius Grinnell
It is also the duty of the prosecuting attorney, as much as it is of the defendant's attorney, to see to it that no innocent man should suffer for any crime... And I am afraid there are lawyers to be found who care little as to whether their suit is right or in the interest of justice and truth, so long as they can gain their case and make a reputation for themselves.