Floyd Gilbert v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Floyd Gilbert v. State
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Manslaughter

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
14
Notes / Description: 

Brief of appellant only. Gilbert was convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the death of George Belcher. The shooting occurred at a saloon on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line (1899). Gilbert was retried and convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 1901. Floyd claimed self-defense, asserting that Belcher had attacked him. A witness described Belcher as a rowdy, fussy, and dangerous man when he was drinking. Witness stated that Belcher was the "bully" of the entire hollow. No old box no.