James W. Foster, in error v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
James W. Foster, in error v. State
Case Date: 
1892
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Commit Rape

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
181
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Foster was accused of attempting to kill William T. Wattenbarger. He hid in the bushes in broad daylight while Wattenbarger approached on the road. The defense argued that the jury was coerced in its decision. The main evidence was a pair of shoes worn by Foster the day of the shooting, and the tracks they made in the freshly plowed soil of the corn field.