State v. George Stevens

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. George Stevens
Case Date: 
1874
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Murder

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
12
Notes / Description: 

George Stevens, an African American man, was accused of shooting and killing George Burns, another African American man. Burn's wife Celia Burns pressed charges. The appeal commuted the charge from second degree murder to voluntary manslaughter.