The State vs. the Dead Body of James Thomas

I counted nine openings into the stomach

Date: 
July 20, 1869

Deceased

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

upon their oaths do say that James Thomas came to his death by a gun shot wound in the stomach … from a gun in the hands of some person or person unknown

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
magistrate and acting coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at Liberty Hill County

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Tom Lanier
Keywords: 
adultery
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