The prosecution argued that the machine screws found on the floor of Bud Gollum's car were unique and hard-to-find. These machine screws matched the clock used to set off the bomb. Defense attorney Jacobs went to a local hardware store and found identical screws. He brought a box of them to the trial.
The prosecution pointed to the leftover dynamite found in the trunk of Bud Gollum's car. Bud took the stand and testified that he bought the dynamite at Walter Overell's request, for the removal of tree stumps.
At the end, the jury found Bud Gollum and Beulah Louise Overell not guilty of all charges. They were released from jail, but they did not get married.