State v. Mitchell Weakley

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Mitchell Weakley
Case Date: 
1877
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
54
Notes / Description: 

Mitchell Weakley charged with murder and convicted of involuntary manslaughter by jury and sentenced to 1 year and 6 months in the penitentiary. Victim: Jacob Morton, 63 years old was killed on April 15, 1873. Weakley claimed self defense. Charlie Collins a black man, was present at the fight and appeared testifying as a witness for the prosecution.