State v. Ed Burton

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Ed Burton
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
178
Notes / Description: 

The State charged Ed Burton with the August 1893 shooting and murder of William (Bud) Burns at a Mr. Jackson's picnic in Murfreesboro. Burns' brother testified that Bud was shot after dancing and calling a set at the picnic when he was standing by the lemonade stand. Other witnesses said Burns was drinking and had a knife out when words were exchanged between he and Burton.