Hugh Steele v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Hugh Steele v. State
Case Date: 
1886
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Unlawful Cohabitation

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
10
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The State charged Hugh Steel and Harriet Yarnell with unlawfully cohabitating without being married. Steele was convicted and requested a new trial, claiming that Harriet was a 41-year-old, married mother of eight children who he wa representing in her divorce case against her husband who she accused of adultry and inhumane treatment. Steel claimed the husband concocted the charge to impede the divorce.