The State vs. the Dead Body of Giles Guess

Date: 
February 2, 1882

Deceased

Description: 
colored
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gunshot
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the deceased was willfully killed by the hand of one Isaac Putnam by shooting deceased with a pistol and that Silas Putnam was accessory to the killing about seven or eight oclock in the afternoon at the house of one John Smith

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
trial justice acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the hosue of John Smith

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Isaac Putnam, Silas Putnam (accessory)
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