Susie Davis v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Susie Davis v. State
Case Date: 
1936
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Manslaughter, Voluntary

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
151
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Susie Davis, "a negro woman," shot & killed C. Robert Smith, "a negro man" in front of her home on Willow St., Knoxville. Smith was living in the Davis home, and while there "began going with her widowed daughter, Gertrude Taylor." Though not married, Gertrude & Smith moved to a house in Cruze Alley. Davis often called upon her daughter to help w/housework, which Smith resented. The day of the shooting, Gertrude was at her mother's house & Smith came to forcibly take her home.