Trial Of John W Webster For The Murder Of Dr. George Parkman Including The Hearing On The Petition For A Writ Of Error, The Findings Of The Coroner's Jury, The Prisoner's Confessional Statements, Appication For A Commutation Of Sentence Ct 2 V True Crime

By: Bemis, George

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Portrait; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 360;; 361-713 pages; Trial of John W. Webster ... For the Murder of Dr. George Parkman, Including the Hearing on the Petition for a Writ of Error, the Findings of the Coroner's Jury, the Prisoner's Confessional Statements, Application for a Commutation of Sentence, Etc. ; Being the Official Report of George Bemis, with Notes to subsequent cases involving Questions of Circumstantial Evidence and the Corpus Delicti. By a Member of the New York Bar. 2 vols. These two volumes comprise Vols. 6 and 7 of the “Causes Célèbres Series. ” Organically, there should be one volume, the division having been made in the middle of a sentence. Bound in full contemporary calf leather. Wear to edges. Some browning to edges of end blanks from offset. Generally sound and clean. Trial began in March of 1850. The prosecution had to try Webster without showing the corpus delicti, or proof of the murder, namely the body. Nevertheless, on March 30th the jury unanimously found him guilty, and he was hanged on August 30th. Webster's trial was one of the first murder convictions based on the testimony of the medical experts and other evidence produced by the prosecution that established guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Title: Trial Of John W Webster For The Murder Of Dr. George Parkman Including The Hearing On The Petition For A Writ Of Error, The Findings Of The Coroner's Jury, The Prisoner's Confessional Statements, Appication For A Commutation Of Sentence Ct 2 V True Crime

Author Name: Bemis, George

Categories: LAW,

Publisher: Jersey City New Jersey, Frederick D. Linn & Co: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 34289