Ben Spinx, alias Beggarly v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Ben Spinx, alias Beggarly v. State
Case Date: 
1876
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
188
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Spinx was accused of murdering Robert Hamilton on March 19, 1875. Spinx's lawyers claimed his confession was obtained by the "flattery of hope or the torture of fear."