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The Daily Dispatch: May 4, 1863., [Electronic resource], From
Rioters Convicted. --The Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, Judge Meredith, commenced its session a few days since, when the cases of the parties charged with rioting on the 2d of April, were taken up. The Grand Jury indicted a number of the accused for misdemeanor. On Saturday, Wm. J. Lusk, one of the parties, (the same man who, jumped into the window of Jas. Knotts's store and busied himself in throwing out goods,) was tried by jury, found guilty, and fined $100. The Judge sent him to jail for one year, the maximum punishment allowed by law. Ann Bell, another rioter, was tried, found guilty, and fined $75. The Judge, in consideration of the fact of her having three small children, assessed her confinement in the jail at only thirty days. More of the accused will be tried to day.