The State vs. the Dead Body of John Roe

When Roe got off the fence he turned & saw Elliott & said don't shoot me & immediately the gun fired.

Date: 
September 11, 1868

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that John Roe was killed ... by a gun shot on the right side of the back & that the said gun was fired by William Elliott & that he was excusable in firing the said gun at & killing the said Roe

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at William Elliott's
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
William Elliott
Images: 

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