Oklahoma Criminal Reports; Cases Determined in the Criminal Court of Appeals of the State of Oklahoma Volume 8

Oklahoma Criminal Reports; Cases Determined in the Criminal Court of Appeals of the State of Oklahoma Volume 8

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...for the state, and in the course of his argument says: 'Vhen they found that men were swarming in there to wet their whistles.' To which the defendant objects, and the court overrules the objection, noting the exception of the defendant." The objections urged to the remarks made were that no one testified as to why people visited the place of business of appellant, and that there was no evidence upon which the inference should be based that they went there to get intoxicating liquors. If they did not go there to illegally obtain intoxicating liquors, why were the windows in this room painted so that persons from the street could not see what was going on in this room? Vhy was it that whisky and beer bottles were found in this room? Vhy were ice and beer bottles placed in a tub? /Vhy had appellant taken out an internal revenue license to pursue this business at this place? VVhy was it that there was no other furnishing in this room? The argument of counsel for appellant reminds us of the argument made in a case where the lawyer said: "It is true, gentlemen of the jury, that the witnesses testified that they saw the defendant place his gun to his shoulder and point it at the dog, that they heard the report of the gun and saw the flash. that they saw the dog fall and heard him yelp, and that upon going to the dog they found him dead, with a hole through him; but no witness swore that he saw the bullet come from the gun and make that hole through that dog." Notwithstanding this able and eloquent argument, the defendant was duly convicted of shooting the dog. The dog argument is just as good as that now made. The remarks of the assistant county attorney were entirely justifiable by the record. Seventh. In his...show more

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  • Paperback | 314 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 562g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694237X
  • 9781236942371