State v. Houston Kelley, et al.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Houston Kelley, et al.
Case Date: 
1891
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
150
Notes / Description: 

Additional defendants: Henry Smith, alias Henry Hounshell, William Christian (Frank Johnson and Lewis Applegate also charged in circuit court). The State charged the defendants with the premeditated murder of Daniel Carmichael who was stabbed with knives and other sharp instruments and shot multiple times in the head and body. Circuit court sentenced Kelley to death by hanging and the other defendants to life in prison. Transcript cover indicates that Kelley was hung in Rogersville in September 1891.