Robert H. Spain v. State

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
Robert H. Spain v. State
Case Date: 
1872
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
21
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Spain had been hired by Bill Fossett to guard Fossett's watermelon patch with a shotgun, to prevent theft. They went to Baxter William's Grocery on Lebanon Pike so Spain could settle up his bill. Spain's wife & brother in law, B. Frank Guy approached the store. Mrs. Spain came in, complaining of Mr. Spain's poor treatment of her. Spain was in the habit of whipping her. Spain picked up his shot gun, walked outside & shot Guy, killing him. Cultural details about Smokey Row.