William Calgey alias Calico Bill v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William Calgey alias Calico Bill v. State
Case Date: 
1893
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
92
Notes / Description: 

Cagley killed Daniel Ratliff after they spent time together with some other men in a saloon. This trial was used to further the temperance cause, blaming alcohol for the men's behavior. Jack West, Cagley's step son was also injured. Circuit court jury sentenced him to 15 years in the state penitentiary.