Beauregard De Foor v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Beauregard De Foor v. State
Case Date: 
1892
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
68
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De Foor was tried for murdering Joe Williams in 1888. Transcript contains colorful testimony. Witness said that she and Williams were furnishing music for a lawn party given at a private home. Near midnight, defendant remarked that there was his cousin dancing with "Big Sis," a reference to Joe's wife. This offended Mrs. Williams, so she sought and received an apology; Joe asked likewise. Shortly, a gunfight and chase ensued, ending in Joe's death. Hand-drawn map shows key locations on street & alley.