State v. Wade Swan

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Wade Swan
Case Date: 
1843
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
12
Notes / Description: 

Swan accused of using stick of wood to strike & beat Lemuel J. Moore in the forehead, breaking the bone over his left eye. Moore died at 9 am next morning. That day, Swan & Moore, along with penitentiary convict Joel Blackwell, had been assisting witness William Dye & his brother Newton in rolling logs. At some point they were intoxicated. At 8 pm, Swan left but came back a few minutes later with hand spike & struck Moore 2-3 times in the forehead. Swan said Moore had treated him badly re: a $20 note.