H. T. Turner v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
H. T. Turner v. State
Case Date: 
1871
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
106
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff in error is accused of aiding and abetting Samuel Fair who is accused of murdering George Shell with a pocket knife. The murder appears to be the result of an argument and several minor altercations during a corn shucking event. Turner is appealing his conviction on the grounds that the jurors only convicted him after agreeing to sign a petition asking the governor for his pardon.