State v. Walter Hines

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Walter Hines
Case Date: 
1931
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Kill

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
102
Notes / Description: 

Hines found guilty of assault w/intent to commit 2nd degree murder of M. McGrill, using blunt instrument; sentenced to 5 yrs in penitentiary. McGrill assaulted & robbed in morning at his grocery store at 23rd & Chestnut in Chattanooga. Assault occurred as he stooped down to get dime's worth of tomatoes colored man named Bow-wow had requested, left him unconscious 2-3 wks. Bow-wow identified as Def. Hines. Primarily, case questions whether McGrill properly identified Hines. McGrill also spelled Magrill.