State v. Stephen W. Massey, Gilbert Norris, & Shug Saylor

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Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Stephen W. Massey, Gilbert Norris, & Shug Saylor
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Other

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
104
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In 1874 Massey, Gilbert Norris, & Shug Saylors broke into Narcissa & William Waterson's house. They were disguised in women's clothing, table cloths, & handkerchiefs. The testimony reveals they were titillated at the possibility they could fool people w/ their disguises. They had weapons & swore at & threatened Waterson and her family, Massey attempted to rape her daughter Rutha. Charge: prowling in disguise; attempted rape.