Charlie Spoon v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Charlie Spoon v. State
Case Date: 
1934
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
199
Notes / Description: 

Charlie Spoon fired two shots at Roy Helton killing him. The incident occurred outside of Helton's restaurant and filling station. Although Spoon had a gun, Helton had only a glass Coca Cola bottle. Spoon was obviously drunk and swearing at Helton. Witnesses testified that the Coca Cola bottle could have been used as a weapon, and was a threat to Spoon's life.