State v. George W. Deathridge

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. George W. Deathridge
Case Date: 
1853
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Arson

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
39
Notes / Description: 

Deathridge & 2 others, Philip Wilson & George Gideon, charged with arson for setting fire to a storehouse belonging to Jacob Peake & containing $3,000 worth of goods & merchandise belonging to Joseph T. Bryan, John K. Brown & Morgan Bryan. Deathridge testified against Wilson & Gideon. Venue moved to Hamilton County. Originally, Deathridge said he was with Wilson & Gideon building a raft, but later confessed & said Wilson & Gideon came to him to go with them on a frolic.