The State vs. the Dead Body of Randal

Date: 
May 9, 1844

Deceased

Description: 
negro man
Sex: 
Male
Race: 
Black
Owner: 
COD Category: 
Homicide
COD Method/Implement: 
cow skin
COD Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say, that the said negro Randal came to his death by wounds and bruises inflicted on him on yesterday the eighth instant ... with a cow skin by Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph ... the said Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph, the said negro, Randal, by misfortune and contrary to their will ... did kill and slay

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Grancis Bettis's plantation on Horns Creek

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Alfred L. Hughes and Sebourn Randolph
Perpetrator Description: 
overseer
Inquest Images: 
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