The State vs. the Dead Body of Samuel A. Geer

She heard some one hollow, then heard a gun fire. She got a torch, went to where her son was.... When she got near she heard him groan.

Date: 
January 15, 1866

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
blunt object
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said S. A. Geer was killed by blows over the head producing five separate fractures of the skull, near the residence of David Geer….by some metalic instrument in the hands of some person or persons unknown.

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at David Geer's House

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
unknown person or persons; Andrew?
Perpetrator Description: 
a freedman?
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Free
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