State v. Sam Jones

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Sam Jones
Case Date: 
1932
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder, 2nd degree

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
221
Notes / Description: 

Jones was indicted for first degree murder, but the cover says it was second degree. Decedent was listed as Troy Lockhart, shot and killed July 19, 1931. Jones ran a bar of sorts from his home. On the 19th, Jones asserted Lockhart "blackguarded before my woman and kids" the day before. This led to an argument between the men, during which Jones shot Lockhart, the wound eventually killing Lockhart. Housed in 2 folders.