State v. Andrew Scearce

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Andrew Scearce
Case Date: 
1899
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Assault, Felonious

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
34
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Defendant indicted for felonious assault for attacking and wounding O. C. Pierce with a knife in Sept. 1898. Also indicted for attempted murder in the 2nd degree & attempted voluntary manslaughter. Defendant stated his actions were justified as Pierce had insulted his wife by singing a vulgar song ("Rye Straw") in her presence. Pierce maintained that he was singing "Bill Jones" which was not a vulgar song & had not realized Mrs. Scearce was insulted.