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Object Name Indictment
Catalog Number 2005.1.5
Title Indictment and conviction of Ed Strong (of Color) of Willful Manslaughter.
Scope & Content Indictment of Ed Strong (of color) for willful murder

Inside of Indictment:

Breathitt Circuit Court,
May Term, 1912

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Ed Strong (of Color)

Indictment for Willful Murder

The Grand Jury of Breathitt County, in the name and by the authority of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, accuse
Ed Strong (of Color)
of the crime of Willful Murder
committed as follows, to-wit, on the 20th day of May 1912
in the County and Circuit afresaid, did unlawfully, willingly, and feloniously and with his malice afrethought kill and murder Jesse Crawford by shoting at and wounding him with guns and pistols loaded with powder and leaden ball and other hard and explosive substance witht he felonious intent to kill Jesse Crawford from which shooting and wounding Jesse Crawford did then and there die.

Contrary to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided, and against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

T. C. Johnson
Commonwealth's Attorney
23rd Judicial District

Outside of the Indictment:

No. ____
The Commonwealth of Kentucky
Indictment for Willful Murder

Ed Strong (of Color)

A True Bill
S. M. Noble, Foreman

Commonwealth's Witness
Charley Brown (of Color)
James Tucker (of Color)
Brownloe Crawford (of Color)

Presented by the Foreman of the Grand Jury
To the Court, in the presence of the Grand Jury,
and received from the Court by me and filed in open Court.

February 21, 1912
W. B. Cardwell, Clerk

Bail $ ____
9th Day

/s/ We the Jury do agree and find the defendant guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Matt J. Long, Foreman
Collection Donald Craft Collection
Search Terms Strong, Ed
Ed Strong
Matt J. Long
Long, Matt J.
Cardwell, W. B.
W. B. Cardwell
Brownloe Cardwell
Cardwell, Brownloe
Turker, James
James Tucker
Brown, Charley
Charley Brown
Noble, S. M.
S. M. Noble
Jesse Crawford
Crawford, Jesse
Johnson, T. C.
T. C. Johnson