No. 827.

273 U.S. 589 (1927)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided April 11, 1927.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Mr. Will R. King for plaintiff in error, submitted.

Mr. John H. Carson, with whom Mr. Willis S. Moore was on the brief, for defendant in error.

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

Ellsworth Kelley, plaintiff in error, James Willos and Tom Murray were jointly indicted by the grand jury of Marion County, Oregon, for the crime of murder in the first degree, under the provisions of § 1893, Oregon Laws, as follows:

"If any person shall purposely, and of deliberate and premeditated malice, or in the commission or attempt to commit any...

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