State v. Mathew Calloway & Mary Walters

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Mathew Calloway & Mary Walters
Case Date: 
1895
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
163
Notes / Description: 

Mathew Callaway was charged with shooting and killing James Walters (aka Jim Walters). Jim's wife Mary Walters was charged with accessory before the fact. Jim's remains were found in a thicket 10 days after his disappearance and identified by his skull. This identification was controversial in court. At the time of the murder, Jim and Mary were living separately. Jim was described by witnesses as a "good natured and harmless." 2 folders.