Prentiss Hamby v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Prentiss Hamby v. State
Case Date: 
1925
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Violation of Age of Consent

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
97
Notes / Description: 

Hamby did "unlawfully and carnally know one Leora Blakely, a female over the age of twelve and under the age of twenty one years." The case materials state that Leora was the daughter of Nathan Blakely. She was 18 years old and Hamby was 36 at the time of the trial. Leora gave birth to twins and placed them in the Leath Orphanage at Memphis. At the time of the trial, one of the children had died and the other was still at the orphanage.