Bill Hayle v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Bill Hayle v. State
Case Date: 
1933
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
220
Notes / Description: 

Bill Hayle is accused of killing eighteen year old Charlie Stewart, shooting him with a single barrel shotgun. Hayle testified that Stewart was a young bootlegger with a temper who employed foul language. The night of the shooting he was verbally ass- faulting Hayle and his wife, while brandishing a knife. Witnesses testified that Hayle suffers mental illness caused by pelagra.