No. 884.

162 U.S. 613 (1896)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 27, 1896.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

No appearance for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Solicitor General and Mr. Assistant Attorney General Dickinson for defendants in error submitted on their brief.

MR. CHIEF JUSTICE FULLER, after stating the case, delivered the opinion of the court.

Possession of the fruits of crime, recently after its commission, justifies the inference that the possession is guilty possession, and, though only prima facie evidence of guilt, may be of controlling weight unless explained by the circumstances or accounted for in some way consistent with innocence. 1 Greenl. Ev. (15th ed.) § 34. In Rickman's case, 2 East P.C...

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