The State vs. the Dead Body of Charles Kelly

Date: 
August 14, 1866

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
razor
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said Charles Kelly came to his death….from the effects of one mortal wound across the throat of him the said Kelly which wound was inflicted by means of a certain razor which one Thomas Berry, private of Company (I) 8th U.S. Infantry--then & there in his hand had and held and of which wound the said kelly did instantly die.

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the town of Anderson

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Thomas Berry
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