Stephen Hays v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Stephen Hays v. State
Case Date: 
1859
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Kill

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
20
Notes / Description: 

This is an appeal. In original bill, Hays was charged with felonious assault stemming from an attack on Hiram Wing on Dec. 4, 1858. Wing was a conductor on the Western & Atlantic RR of Georgia, & defendant a co-worker. When defendant was reportedly drunk on the job, it was Wing's duty to report this & Hays was fired. The attack was in retaliation. Defendant sentenced to 5 years in TN State Penitentiary.