State v. Jim Hudson alias Melvin Jones

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Jim Hudson alias Melvin Jones
Case Date: 
1925
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder, 1st degree

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
118
Notes / Description: 

Hudson was accused of shooting and killing Will Cook. There was an dispute between Cook and Hudson over Hudson's wife. Hudson & his wife had been separated and Cook became involved with a quarrel between the two which made Hudson angry. In the statement of the case written by Pierce & Fry, the attorneys for the defendant, they ask the court to reverse the case because it was "purely a frame-up on the part of the negroes testifying for the State."