David Cox v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
David Cox v. State
Case Date: 
1936
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Manslaughter

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
29
Notes / Description: 

David Cox, 16, originally indicted & tried for murder in the shooting death of Clifford Ewing on 1 April 1936. Defense argues that Ewing was shot accidentally as Cox & other young people played with a gun. Cox convicted of manslaughter. All parties involved in case appear to be African-American.