Security tight in retrial of Arizona murder case
Tight security measures are in effect for the retrial of John Harvey Adamson, charged in the 1976 bombing death of reporter Don Bolles. First-degree-murder charges were reinstated when Mr. Adamson broke a plea-bargaining agreement by refusing to testify in a retrial the Arizona Supreme Court ordered for two men. Adamson was a key state witness at a superior court trial of Max Dunlap and james Robison, who were convicted of first-degree murder in the Bolles case. The convictions were overturned because the court determined their right to a fair trial was denied by Adamson's refusal to respond to defense cross-examination.