Johnson Gaines, (col.) v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Johnson Gaines, (col.) v. State
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder, 1st degree

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
58
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Case also involves Elsie Frey, "colored" who was also charged with the murder. The state alleged that Johnson Gaines "colored" assaulted Charley Smith with a "hickory stick" inflicting mortal wounds causing him to instantly die. The body was found in the Red River above Jackson, TN. He had been missing for 18 days when he was found. Exhibit: Excellent hand drawn map depicting distance between J. Gaines home and Lotta's home near the Jackson Ford on Red River. Map in M-17-21