The State vs. the Dead Body of Jasper Deal

Deal was very drunk ... had the reputation of being a desperate man

Date: 
January 18, 1880

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that … the said Jasper Deal came to his death from the effect of a pistol shot wound in the hands of Henry Townsend. The ball entering the head just below the left eyebrow and passing directly through the brain to the back of the head.

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Greenville

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Henry Townsend
Keywords: 
alcohol
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