Ora Derrick & Jess Derrick v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Ora Derrick & Jess Derrick v. State
Case Date: 
1937
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Larceny, Petit

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
60
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Ora Derrick and her son, Jess Derrick, accused of stealing 7 turkeys valued at about $20 from C. L. Marshall on 18 Dec. 1936. Both Ora Derrick & Marshall raised turkeys. The Derriciks maintained their innocence & stated that Marshall's turkeys must have strayed onto their property while searching for food & intermingled with their turkeys. Case includes testimony from Carl & Alma Derrick & Mrs. Mae Taylor, all children of Ora Derrick & siblings of Jess Derrick.