State v. Allen Connor

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Allen Connor
Case Date: 
1892
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Kill

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
52
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Connor (aka Allen O'Connor and Allen Sharp) was accused of shooting Burt Balew with attempt to kill. Balew testified that he and several other men were sitting on a fence when Connor walked by and said that he could "whip anyone in the crowd." Balew went towards Connor and put his hand on his shoulder. Connor then shot him with a pistol concealed in his pocket. Connor states that he and Balew were friends and that the pistol went off by accident. Connor was 16 at the time of the shooting.