State v. Logan Perry, alias William H. Carter

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Logan Perry, alias William H. Carter
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
48
Notes / Description: 

Logan Perry, referred to in the case as "colored," was accused of assaulting James Saunders with a pistol, shooting him in the neck and chest. The assault resulted in Saunders' death. Saunders and his cousin hired Perry to pick cotton on their farm. They had a disagreement one day. A witness saw them later that day, Perry telling Saunders that he had to treat him better. Saunders told him to go, and Perry pulled the gun. Saunders chased him with a timber, Perry shot him. Died six days later.