State v. Larkin Lancaster

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Larkin Lancaster
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
182
Notes / Description: 

Lancaster charged with killing Jack Dixon, a 17 year old. Both the head and the legs were cut off. Legs and torso were put in sacks and found in a creek. The head was not found. A lot of emphasis placed on victim's clothing and scars to identify him. Dixon was African American. Court found Lancaster guilty and sentenced him to be hanged. Additional documents located in MT 897.