State v. Robert Lee Martin

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Robert Lee Martin
Case Date: 
1938
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
17
Notes / Description: 

Jury convicted Martin of 2nd degree murder of Eddie Pierce; sentenced him to 10 yrs in penitentiary. Pierce & Martin met in restaurant; fight sparked by Pierce's use of language that Martin didn't like & resulted in Martin stabbing Pierce, killing him. Case seeks to clarify whether Pierce also had knife. Witnesses: Bettie Kelly (with Pierce an hour before killing), Carsby Brown (witnessed fight)