State v. Samuel Swanson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Samuel Swanson
Case Date: 
1896
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Commit Rape

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
57
Notes / Description: 

Swanson was charged with assault with intent to commit rape against the body of Ella Hooper, who was the step-daughter of Swanson. A few months later Ella Hooper alleged Swanson attempted a second attack. The trial focused on the credibility of Ella verses Swanson. The court sided with Ella Hooper, however there were legal questions related to the case.