State v. Robert H. Carden

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Robert H. Carden
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Felonious Killing/Wounding of Livestock

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
9
Notes / Description: 

Grand jury indicted Carden for a felony for biting off a piece of the left ear of James Everhart, causing his disfigurement, which occurred while Carden & Everhart were engaged in "personal combat." Jury found him not guilty of the felony (mayhem) but guilty of assault & battery, requiring him to pay a $95 fine.