The State vs. the Dead Body of Stephen Stalmaker

Date: 
August 30, 1850

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that the deceased came to his death by blow inflicted on the side of his head with a piece of plank four feet long five & a half inches wide & one inch thick used as the [?] of a door which had fractured the right parietal[?] & Temporal bones by the hands of Thomas Parker

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at J.M.C. Freeland's

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Thomas Parker
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