Fisher's Selected Cases on Criminal Law; Arranged with Reference to Clark's Handbook of Criminal Law

Fisher's Selected Cases on Criminal Law; Arranged with Reference to Clark's Handbook of Criminal Law

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... a few minutes, he asked for arsenic. No reply was made to this request, and thereupon he commenced cursing, and concluded by saying that he would either kill deceased, or she should kill him. He wanted a tire made, but deceased told him it was bedtime, and they did not need any fire. He then picked up a tin quart measure, and threw it at the daughter. Thereupon deceased started, with 1 Irrelevant parts of oninion omitted. an oil lamp in her hand, toward a bedroom door, directing the daughter to go to bed, and, as the deceased and daughter were advancing toward the bedroom door, he picked up the beer glass, which is described as being a large beer glass, with a handle on one side, and threw it with violence at the deceased. It struck the lamp in her hand, and broke it, scattering the burning oil over her person and igniting her clothes. Plaintiff in error made no effort to extinguish the flames, but seems to have caught hold of the deceased temporarily, by her arms. This occurred on Monday night, and o.n Saturday of that week she died of the wounds caused by this burning. The plaintitf in error claims that he was only intending to pitch the beer glass out of doors, that he did not design hitting the deceased, and that the striking of the lamp was therefore purely an accident..In this he is positively contradicted by his daughter and mother-in-law, the only witnesses of the tragedy besides himself. He says, to give plausibility to his story, that the door leading into the yard was open, and that deceased and daughter had to pass between him and that door in going to the bedroom, and that deceased was near the edge of the door, and moving across the door, when he pitched the glass. They both say this door was closed, and that he threw more

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