The State vs. the Dead Body of Adam Barker

saw that the Bosom of the Deceased was on fire ? witness put her hand on the fire to put it out and she felt the Blood gushing out

Date: 
August 10, 1879

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Suicide
Cause of Death Method: 
gun
Inquest Finding: 

Upon their oaths do say that that the said Adam Barker came to his death … by two pistol Shots from his own hands each ball entering the left brest and penetrating the left lung

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
trial justice acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the Residence of Adam Barker Decd

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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