State v. Richard alias Dick Morris

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Richard alias Dick Morris
Case Date: 
1888
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
192
Notes / Description: 

Morris accused of 2nd degree murder of Samuel G. Smithson, by knife wounds, as result of altercation that took place at a picnic at the Choctaw School House in Williamson County in August 1887. Def. lived in Marshall County, 3 miles from Choctaw. Possible that def. was African American, as testimony was that Smithson said to Moses: "You aren't fit to be among white folks." Dr. J.G. Core treated Smithson before his death & carried him home.