Thos. J. Bull v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Thos. J. Bull v. State
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
83
Notes / Description: 

Plaintiff in error is accused of murdering Susan Cox by stabbing her repeatedly with a knife. According to witness testimony the plaintiff and a group of people including the victim and her brother were walking towards the home of the plaintiff's mother when the plaintiff and the brother of the victim, Harvey Cox, began fighting. Susan Cox attempted to protect her brother by holding the plaintiff back, but was stabbed several times in the process, and died five days later.