Franklin County, Ohio
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Court News

These are listed in loose alpha order based on the surname of the first individual mentioned in the story.

Sentenced - The result of the trial of Simon Baker for the murder of George Rooney, was a verdict of manslaughter, and Baker was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. [The Perrysburg Journal, Dec 3, 1880 (Fri) - Sub by Linda Dietz]

Sheriff Henry accompanied by W. Henry and Prosecutor Troup, started for Columbus with the prisoners on Wednesday. [The Perrysburg Journal, Dec 3, 1880 (Fri) - Sub by Linda Dietz]

Badly Injured; Gets Nothing.
Columbus, Ohio.- J. G. Obermeyer, clerk of the Ohio supreme court, received a mandate from the supreme court of the United States in the case of Reuben L. Martin, a railway mail clerk, against the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie railway, which the court has decided against Martin under the fellow servant law. This means that Martin gets nothing for the injuries which he received in a wreck on that railroad on June 24, 1901. He asked $25,000. [The Catahoula News (Harrisonburg, LA) September 7, 1907, p 1, tr. by RL]

Acting Coroner Roach has rendered two decisions in cases of recent deaths. The first being that in the case of Jacob
Lauer, the coroner finding that he died of heart trouble. The second in the case of Gustav Peterson, the verdict being that he died from a gunshot wound accidently received from a 22- caliber revolver. [Columbus Dispatch, Aug 9, 1895 - Transcribed by Linda Dietz]

Welsh was sentenced to two years for horse stealing, and Henry Haar sentenced one year for shooting with intent to wound. [The Perrysburg Journal, Dec 3, 1880 (Fri) - Sub by Linda Dietz]


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