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admitting visitors into the reserved part of the court.
The proceedings at the trial added little to the known facts
of the case. Both Eyraud and Bompard continued to endeavour to
shift the blame on to each other's shoulders. A curious feature
of the trial was the appearance for the defence of a M.
Liegeois, a professor of law at Nancy. To the dismay of the
Court, he took advantage of a clause in the Code of Criminal
Instruction which permits a witness to give his evidence without
interruption, to deliver an address lasting four hours on
hypnotic suggestion. He undertook to prove that, not only
Gabrielle Bompard, but Troppmann, Madame Weiss, and Gabrielle
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