Spencer Donaldson v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Spencer Donaldson v. State
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
128
Notes / Description: 

Donaldson wasaccused of Murdering Priscilla Gregory and her unborn child with a hoe. Priscilla and Donaldson were neighbors, and Priscilla had been at the Donaldson home on the day of her murder. Priscilla was 17 years old at the time of her death and described as being mulatto. It is suggested that Donaldson impregnated Priscilla and murdered her to hide their relationship. The casefile notes that Priscilla and her family had moved to Blunt County from Knoxville after the Civil War.