The State vs. the Dead Body of Edna Black

the instrument being a hammer it was drivin through skin facial muscle, and through both outer and inner tables of cranium carrying in its course a part of temporal artery and coverings of brain. We could have thrust three fingers into the orifice as easily as we did the probe.

Date: 
August 6, 1878

Deceased

Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
claw hammer
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the said Edna C Black was killed and homicideed … with a claw hammer in the hands of some person or persons to this jury not [?] known

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
trial justice acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Joseph Davenport's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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