Carl A. Thornburg v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Carl A. Thornburg v. State
Case Date: 
1947
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Manslaughter

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
660
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Thornburg convicted of killing Charles Mendenhall at a utility construction site. Mendenhall picked a fight with Ezra Hood after Hood would not lend him $2. A crowd gathered to watch altercation. Thornburg said he attempted to calm Mendenhall but instead shot him in self-defense. Most of the testimony reveals that words were exchanged between them. Exhibits include photographs of the construction site, the deceased's wounds, and a map of the area. Carl Baker v. State (1946) opinion inside. Washington Co.