State v. Matison Lewis

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Matison Lewis
Case Date: 
1855
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
0
Notes / Description: 

Lewis was a free black man who was accused of stabbing an enslaved man named Wash to death in Winchester. Wash was the property of Charles Crisman. Many enslaved people gave testimony. The two had a disagreement and Lewis allegedly stabbed Wash.