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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid and scan (Click on "Additional Files" below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 1744. Photocopy of court trial of William P. King, Charles Smith, Abram Owens and seven others for the murder of Harvey King. Defendants and victim had all participated in a previous train robbery. Includes testimony, instructions to the jury, and order of execution.


Criminology | Law | United States History

SC 1744 p 1-20.pdf (1342 kB)
Trial record part 1

SC 1744 p 21-41.pdf (1321 kB)
Trial record part 2

SC 1744 p 42-61.pdf (1248 kB)
Trial record part 3

SC 1744 p 62-79.pdf (1038 kB)
Trial record part 4

SC 1744 p 80-102.pdf (1121 kB)
Trial record part 5



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