The State vs. the Dead Body of Reuben Parker

Date: 
August 22, 1830

Deceased

Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
chair
Inquest Finding: 

do say upon their oaths, that in their opinion are that the death of Sd Parker was brought about and occationed [sic] by Edward Sherman who struck Sd Parker with a chair on the left side of the head….and further that Robert Sherman struck Sd deceased in the forehead with a little wheel...but on the whole we are of the opinion that the wound in the forehead was not of itself alone mortal.

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
Justice of the Quorum

Location

Inquest Location: 
at house of Edwerd Sherman

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Edward Sherman
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