The State vs. the Dead Body of James Duckett

the dam niger had cut his guts out

Date: 
November 9, 1859

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that he came to his death by a wound inflicted by a sharp instrument held in the hands of Boy named Abe the property of H. J. Gilreath

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at James Sutton's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Abe
Perpetrator Description: 
slave
Perpetrator Slave Status: 
Slave
Keywords: 
slave-white violence
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