State v. Julius Hacker

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Julius Hacker
Case Date: 
1851
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
44
Notes / Description: 

Hacker stabbed Wesley Ford with a knife, causing instant death. Fight erupted between Hacker & Ford when Ford was at Hacker's house for dinner, & was preceded by controversy between Hacker & stepfather Brown earlier in the day at barn. Lots of testimony. Then-attorney general James B. Cooke retained to defend Hacker before being appointed AG, so temporary AG appointed. Jurors couldn't agree on verdict, so mistrial; in 2nd trial, Hacker found not guilty of 1st or 2nd degree murder, guilty of manslaughter.