Robert Crawford v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Robert Crawford v. State
Case Date: 
1893
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Larceny, Petit

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
39
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The plaintiff was convicted of stealing 36 bushels of wheat (worth $30) from B. P. Dalton. Crawford had confessed, but only after the prosecutor offered to "make it as light on him as possible" if he would name others involved. The high court ruled the confession inadmissible.