The State vs. the Dead Body of Warren

Date: 
July 13, 1859

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that Warren … came to his death from Lock jaw produced by a gun shot wound in the inner side of the right thigh discharged by John Workman and from his own impudence & exposure afterward

Slave Status: 
Slave
Owner: 
John Workman

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
mayor and acting coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Camden at the residence of John Workman
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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