After his co-defendants testified against him, John Hedrick was convicted of multiple charges. This occurred more than one year after John Hedrick asserted his right to a trial within one-term of court. Under the one-term rule, the State of West Virginia should have brought John Hedrick to trial within the term of his indictment (around 120 days). However, the State of West Virginia did not. Despite this, the Honorable Judge Wilkes and now the Supreme Court of Appeals ruled that an error in the language of the indictment provided "good cause" to continue John Hedrick's trial for two terms of court.
Unfortunately, this shows that the Supreme Court of Appeals is more concerned with upholding convictions than with vindicating the rights of the accused.