State v. John W. Trollinger

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. John W. Trollinger
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Manslaughter, Voluntary

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
86
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The State charged Trollinger with murder for the 1894 shooting death of his son-in-law, William Posey, in the town of Shelbyville. The state claimed that Trollinger and Pose did not get along because Posey drank and often abandoned his wife Annie. The circuit court convicted him of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced him to 8 years in the state penitentiary.