No. 577.

165 U.S. 373 (1897)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided February 15, 1897.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

No appearance for plaintiff in error.

Mr. Assistant Attorney General Dickinson for defendants in error.

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

The principal defence presented on this trial, as on the former, was insanity. Indeed, the circumstances of the homicide were such as to preclude any other. The deceased, peacefully at work, unarmed and making no demonstrations against the defendant, was shot and killed by the latter, and this in consequence of a dispute more than a week old. The act thus done, if done by a man fully responsible...

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