James Burnett v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Burnett v. State
Case Date: 
1873
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault, Felonious

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
37
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Plaintiff in error is accused of assaulting J. S. Riggs. According to Riggs, on the day of the incident the plaintiff was passing by his home when the two began to argue. The plaintiff accused Riggs of not liking him and began using obscenities. The two separated but met again later that evening in a nearby saloon. The two men briefly exchanged words before the plaintiff shot Riggs with a pistol. Riggs lived and testified at the trial.