The Charter Oak Conspiracy Case, at Hartford, Conn; Objections to the Indictment and the Authorities Sustaining Them

The Charter Oak Conspiracy Case, at Hartford, Conn; Objections to the Indictment and the Authorities Sustaining Them

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...of public justice, &c.." " The means to be used in obtaining the divorce are by " promises of money, reward and advantages, and under " and by false promises and fraudulent pretexts, to induce " Rosanna Stevens, to allow her husband to obtain a " divorce without opposition, &c." "We cannot determine whether the means to be em" ployed were illegal and criminal or not, for the reason "that they are not sufficiently set out." " Where the object of a conspiracy is not criminal, and "the means to be employed are intended to be charged as " criminal, they must be particularly set out. To do an act " J/zat is not an qfezzse, by means I/zat are not criminal cannot "co-nstitute an qfense. State v. Patter, 28 Iowa, 554. "And, in order that it may be determined whether the " means to be employed are criminal or not, the facts must " be particularly stated. General averments, such as ' by " means of money and false promises, ' are not sufficient." These cases in Iowa are also based upon and follow Lambert v. T/ze People, and Com. v. H2rnt., &c. THE ENGLISH CASES. W/zite v. T/ze Qgteen, I5 Moak, 356, and decided in 1876, is the most recent and the leading modern English case in regard tb indictments for conspiracy, and is important because of the rule laid down, and the general review of the earlier cases which it presents. In this case there was a conviction, and upon a writ of error the objections to the indictment were that the pretences, means and devices were not set forth, and that the conspiracy charged in the indictment, was not described with sufficient certainty, and that the indictment...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236834372
  • 9781236834379