Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 62

Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Mississippi Volume 62

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...noti, admissible to show a motive in the accused, when it is not proven that the deceased had any connection with that indictment or that the accused knew of its existence. 4. MURDER. Proof of motive. Indictment procured by deceased. Where, however, it is shown that, prior to the killing, the defendant in such case knew of an indictment against himself for a misdemeanor, which he believed to have been procured by the deceased, and had threatened to l-Kill him for it, the indictment is competent as a part of the evidence to establish a motive for the crime charged. 5. Coxsrmncv. Evidence. Admissibility qf declaratimia. The declarations of a conspirator are not admissible against a co-conspirator, if not uttered in the presence of the latter, unless made while doing some act in furtherance of the common purpose. APPEAL from the Circuit Court of Attala County. Hon. C. H. CAMPBELL, Judge. In March, 1883, Frederick Gillum was indicted, together with his brothers, Harry Gillum and Thomas Gillum, upon the charge of having murdered Roling Madison Suggs on the 27th of October, 1882. He was arrested and plead " not guilty." A special venire vas issued for a jury to try the charge against Frederick Gillum, and when the writ had been returned he moved to quash the return thereon upon grounds which are sutfi-_ ciently indicated in the opinion of the court disposing of the same. The motion to quash was overruled, and then the defendant moved for an alias venire facias for such persons named in the original writ as the return thereon showed had not been summoned. The latter motion was also overruled. On the 21st of October, 1884, Frederick Gillum was put upon his trial. The evidence against him was entirely circumstantial. The district...show more

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  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 717g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905873
  • 9781236905871