James Cotter, alias James Coterell v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
James Cotter, alias James Coterell v. State
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault, Felonious

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
16
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Case of assault with attempt to commit rape of Lucinda Jones. Cutter, an Irish boarder and well-digger, frequently solicited her chastity while he was drunk. He soon "violently and against her will feloniously" did ravish and carnally know her. Afterward, "she was attacked with a sick spell... & was sitting by the door fanning herself with a turkey wing--Deft was laying down in the floor with his pantaloons unbuttoned" and [graphic description follows]. The defendant's name could be Cutter or Cotrell.