State v. Herman Smith

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Herman Smith
Case Date: 
1919
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
207
Notes / Description: 

Smith is charged with the murder of William Mumford on April 25, 1918. Mumford's 16 year old brother, Herman Mumford, testified that he was there when Smith killed his brother. He recalled that they were "setting around the fire" when Smith and his brother resumed an old quarrel. Smith proceeded to pick up a Cyprus, set out for stove wood, and beat his brother with it.