State v. Sam Tall

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
State v. Sam Tall
Case Date: 
1898
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Criminal
Cause/Crime: 
Assault with Intent to Kill

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County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
82
Notes / Description: 

Cover is missing. Many pages are devoted to explaining why the defendant is not in court on the first day of his trial. Charge is assault to commit murder in the first degree and malicious shooting. The victim's name is John Moore, whom Tall allegedly cut and stabbed. The conflict seems to have had racial overtones -- Sam Tall is black, and Moore and his companion, Mr. Sloan, were white. A number of insults were traded before the assault.