The State vs. the Dead Body of female child

There were severe bruises on it which might have been caused by it being thrown into the well

Date: 
July 17, 1881

Deceased

Description: 
female child
Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Infanticide
Inquest Finding: 

came to her death do say that … Sallie Turner was delivered of a female child and that said female child is the one here by us dead. And the Jurors further say that said female child was still born never having having breathed

Parent(s): 
Sallie Field

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Greenville CH

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Sallie Field
Perpetrator Description: 
mother
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