No. 1253.

149 U.S. 645 (1893)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided May 15, 1893.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. William H.H. Hart, Attorney General of the State of California, for the motion.

Mr. Carroll Cook opposing.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER delivered the opinion of the Court.

Plaintiff in error was tried for the murder of one Collins on March 25, 1888, convicted and sentenced to be hanged. From the judgment of conviction he prosecuted an appeal to the Supreme Court of the State of California, which on May 1, 1891, affirmed the judgment of the court below. On May 27, the Supreme Court, of its own motion set aside the judgment of affirmance solely on the ground, as shown by the...

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