The State vs. the Dead Body of Charity Norris

Date: 
May 29, 1869

Deceased

Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun and knife
Inquest Finding: 

do say that she was killed, and brutally murdered, in a most shocking & barberous manner by some person or persons unknown, by shooting her in diferent [sic] places, two of her fingers shot off of one hand, and one finger from the other hand, and a large wound on her right arm, with her throat cut from ear to ear

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at B. F. McGee's residence

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
unknown; "thought they were all colored men"
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