State v. Alec Kirby (col.)

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Alec Kirby (col.)
Case Date: 
1876
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Arson

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
28
Notes / Description: 

Kirby was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and was housed in the Calaboose. The Calaboose was a cell in the market house. The defendant was said to have started a fire on the cell floor and the cell caught on fire. He was found guilty of house burning and sentenced to four years in the Penitentiary.