State v. Anthony Davis

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Anthony Davis
Case Date: 
1849
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
32
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Wm Anderson passed by graveyard 1/4 mile from Chattanooga when he heard noise & found dead body of James Allison. Davis & Allison were both from Pittsburg, PA (where Davis had wife & children) & the 2 men roomed together in TN at Robinson house. Jury found Davis not guilty of 1st degree murder but guilty of 2nd degree murder, & sentenced to 15 yrs. Others mentioned: Sweat, old man Taylor. Also mentioned: Dugger's Grocery. Davis asked SC for new trial based on exclusion of material witness.