State v. Julius Gibson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Julius Gibson
Case Date: 
1901
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Kill

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
1
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Brief for the state lays out the facts of the case. Defendant shot prosecutor Charlie Williams 3 times for no reason. Williams fell, but Gibson dry-fired the pistol at him twice more. According to the shooter, Williams had mistreated Gibson's sister. The state admitted that the prosecutor did indeed follow her through a field & woodland, "perhaps for the purpose of soliciting accommodations from her". It stated that "she was or had been a lewd woman, and this was known to the prosecutor."