The State vs. the Dead Body of Eli David Junkins

Date: 
July 24, 1871

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
gunshot
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the said Eli David Jenkins came to his death by being shot with a small single barrelled shot gun in the hands of Leslie Martin a colored boy some 16 or 17 years old…the said Leslie Martin did not intend or had any idea of the gun going off or doing the boy any injury whatever and believe it was entirely accidental

Age Descriptor: 
6 or 7

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
trial justice acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at or near the hosue of John Martin (colored) near Richard Robinson Mill

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Leslie Martin
Perpetrator Description: 
colored boy
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