Calvin Shelvin v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Calvin Shelvin v. State
Case Date: 
1905
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
5
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Jake Thompson worked at the Elkins railroad camp. Shelvin shot him in the back 5 times with a Colt 45. Shelvin fled to another camp in Blount Cty & was caught. Testimony stated that Shelvin had invited Thompson to "come down to his camp" & "to spend the night." Not clear on his intentions, but Thompson declined, walking away. Then Shelvin fired.