State v. Jacob Gray

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Jacob Gray
Case Date: 
1875
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
64
Notes / Description: 

Jacob Gray was accused of shooting George Gray with apistol, killing him. George was seen walking toward his house at sundown, then discovered later lying in a field 100 yards from his house. Jacob, or Jake, was in the house with his mother when his father came into the dark house. They went out and George was discovered dead. Jacob confessed, but had no explaination for why he shot his father.