Sol Williams & John Parton v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Sol Williams & John Parton v. State
Case Date: 
1928
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
94
Notes / Description: 

In 1924 John Parton shot & killed Joe Rector. Parton & Williams were drunk, walking down the road, past the Rector home, on their way to visit a prostitute, Ida Bohanan. During testimony Parton tried to frame Williams, blaming him for the shooting, though Williams remained on the road during the incident. File includes a request for pardon, letters in support of Williams, petitions, all advocating for clemency. Exhibits: 3 photographs. Excellent description of area's social culture.