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The Micigan a

Vol. XCI, No. 51-S

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, July 30, 1981

Ten Cents

Twelve Pages

Leo Kelly
sta-nd trial.

Doily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM
A new Queen Mother?
A guest at a royal reception held in Ann Arbor by some Prince Charles and
Lady Di enthusiasts to celebrate the "Wedding of the Century" captures the
proper elegance. See story and photos, Page 3.
Congress examines

Daily staff writer
After hearing testimony from police
officers, student witnesses, and
ballistics experts over the past month,
Ann Arbor District Court Judge S.J.
Elden ordered Leo Kelly to stand trial
on charges of murdering two fellow
University students in Bursley Dor-
mitory last April.
Elden, judge in the 15th District
Court, wrapped up Kelly's pre-trial
hearing yesterday, ruling that there is
reasonable evidence to suggest that
Kelly may have committed the Good
Friday morning slayings.
YESTERDAY'S ruling pushes Kelly,
a 22-year-old University psychology
student, another step closer to a full
trial. Elden ordered that Kelly be
arraigned for trial August11.
Nearly four months ago, Douglas
McGreaham, a 21-year-old art major,
and Edward Siwik, a 19-year-old
freshman, were shot to death in a dor-
mitory hallway as apparently they
tried to warn other residents about a
fire set after Kelly allegedly threw a
Molotov cocktail down the hallway.
Police arrested Kelly in his room shor-
tly after the incident.
After some dispute over the degree of
murder Kelly should be charged with,
Judge Elden decided to rule a charge of
open murder, leaving the question
unresolved, even though he said there
was enough evidence of premeditation
to support "some indication of first
degree murder."
LYNWOOD NOAH, the attorney for
the prosecution, originally moved that
Kelly be charged with two counts of fir-
st degree, or premeditated murder.
However, William Waterman, Kelly's
attorney, claimed that there was not
enough evidence of premeditation or
deliberation to support a first degree
charge. Watermanargued that there
was no evidence that his client knew the
victims, planned their demise, or
secured the shotgun for the purpose of
shooting them. This case, Waterman
said, is only a showing of man-
Kelly's plea, to be given at his August
11 arraignment, will probably be one of
not guilty by reason of insanity.
Waterman said he believed that the
defendant's only motive was Kelly's

Taitwan ese
Daily staff writer
In what has been described as only
"an exploratory hearing," a House
subcommittee will examine the-
mysterious death of former University
Ph.D. student Chen Wen-Chen this
morning in Washington.
At least five people will testify before
the House Asian and Pacific Affairs
subcommittee and there may be a
"surprise witness," said a spokesman
from Congressman Stephen Solarz' of-
fice yesterday. Solarz (D-N.Y.) is
chairman of the committee.
Coyne (D-Pa.) and Jim Leach (R-
Iowa), will testify along with Carnegie-

Mellon President Richard Cyert, World
Federation of Taiwanese Associations'
President Mark Chen, and Prof. James
Shiung,'of New York University's
Political Science department.
The hearing, entitled "The Death of
Prof. Wen-Chen Chen and Taiwanese
Agents in America," will last just one
An aid to Rep. Jim Leach said today's
hearing represents "a starting point for
something that we hope will become
much bigger." Leach hopes to examine
foreign intelligence operations from
other countries as well in future
LEACH HAS said he hopes future
See CONGRESS, Page 9

... pre-trial completed
"mental breakdown associated with
Before the ruling was madd yester-
day, testimony was heard from two
men involved with the case.
Arbor detective in charge of the case,
said Kelly appeared to be "calm and in
control of himself" when he was inter-
viewed shortly after the crime.
Canada recalled that there was a
"funny look about his (Kelly's) eyes.
(They) never changed expression."
The only time Kelly showed any
emotion was when he was informed
that he was charged with two counts of
murder, Canada said. Then Kelly clen-
ched his teeth, nodded his head, and his
facial muscles "were just jumping,"
the police sergeant testified.
Canada also said that Kelly was not
under the influence of any drugs at the
time of the arrest, despite Canada's
initial suspicion that Kelly's detached
manner meant that he was high.
Also at the hearing yesterday, the
gun found in Kelly's possession at the
time of arrest was positively identified
as the gun that shot the bullets which
killed McGreaham and Siwik. This
determination came after Donald Min-
ton, a latent print expert from the Nor-
thville Forensic Laboratory, testified
that prints on that shotgun matched


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