Kirk Rorick, charged in the Lenawee circuit court with the crime of involuntary manslaughter was found guilty as charged by a jury of nine men and three women who returned their verdict of guilty to Judge Jesse H. Root of Monroe, presiding at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, approximately five hours after being sent out at 9:55 a.m.
Judge Root announced that sentence would be pronounced June 21. Rorick’s bond was continued until that date. The jury was dismissed.
It was the second trial through which the young son of C.M. Rorick, a prominent Morenci banker, had sat. He was charged with having caused injuries to Page Stockwell, another Morenci resident, and his own boyhood friend, that resulted in the latter’s death last July 4.
Source: Archbold Buckeye, June 9, 1926.