The State vs. the Dead Body of Bridgett Etheridge

went to the well where his wife was and struck her with the stick and throwed her down and choked her

Date: 
June 26, 1893

Deceased

Sex: 
Female
Cause of Death: 
Homicide
Cause of Death Method: 
hoe
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say … that the said Bridgett Etheridge aforesaid came to her death from a blow on her head with a [?] Hoe thereby fracturing the scull bone at the hands of Bill Gasten

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at John Etheridges Residence

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC

Perpetrator

Perpetrator: 
Bill Gasten
Keywords: 
domestic violence
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