State v. Clifford Martin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Clifford Martin
Case Date: 
1932
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder, 1st degree

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
280
Notes / Description: 

Indicted for Murder in the 1st, the jury returned a conviction of Involuntary Manslaughter. Martin was accused of killing "Artie or A. H. Gilchrist". Martin was a struggling farmer, and became indebted to Gilchrist, owner and operator of a cotton gin. Gilchrist agreed to settle the debt by a sale of Martin's 18 acres of land. Martin confronted Gilchrist about the picking of a crop, and during the argument shot him. In 2 folders.