Transcripts and exhibits of the Skeels murder trial, 1901-1924 (bulk 1918-1919).

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Massachusetts. Attorney General's Office. Transcripts and exhibits of the Skeels murder trial, 1901-1924 (bulk 1918-1919).

Transcripts and exhibits of the Skeels murder trial, 1901-1924 (bulk 1918-1919).

As chief legal officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the attorney-general, at that time Henry C. Attwill, participated in and accrued files relating to the prosecution of Elizabeth M. Skeels, tried in 1919 for the murder of Florence M. Gay, who died of arsenical poisoning in 1917. Skeels was acquitted. Series contains trial transcript (Essex Superior Court Criminal Session, Judge Webster Thayer presiding), depositions, autopsy reports, and other court exhibits and filings, as well as correspondence and background materials on court cases stemming from similar circumstances.

0.34 cubic ft. (2 doc. boxes)

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Gay, Florence M.

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Skeels, Elizabeth Merritt.

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Thayer, Webster, 1857-1933.

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Attwill, Henry Converse, 1872-1936

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Massachusetts. Attorney General's Office

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In connection with a robbery and murders committed Apr. 1920 in South Braintree, Massachusetts, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were indicted Sept. 1920 and prosecuted and convicted in 1921 in Norfolk Superior Court. After reviews of the trial and conviction by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and by an advisory committee appointed by Gov. Alvan T. Fuller and denial of petitions by defense counsel in the U.S. Supreme Court, the sentence of execution originally imposed on Sacco and V...

Massachusetts. Superior Court (Essex County)

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