State v. James Wardlaw Jr.

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. James Wardlaw Jr.
Case Date: 
1925
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder, 1st degree

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
563
Notes / Description: 

Wardlaw was accused of killing Ernest Wiseman. The murder resulted from an incident earlier in the day, when, at a strawberry festival, Wardlaw was pranked by a friend resulting in a Coca-Cola bottle being thrown. The bottle struck Wiseman's car, and the deceased went looking to start trouble with the bottle-thrower. After some warnings to not attack, Warlaw shot Wiseman in self-defense. Housed in 3 folders.