Murphy, Charles : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
Commonwealth v. Charles Murphy } Indictment for Felony
A true bill John Purcell Foreman
1861 Sept. 16. Indictment found.
" 19. Prisoner arraigned and pleaded not guilty, & cont'd till next term. Witnesses for Court & for deft. recog'd.
Octo. 21. Jury selected & adj'd. till tomorrow.
" 22. Jury sworn & evidence partly heard & cont'd till tomorrow. " 23. Evidence fully heard & argument partly heard & cont'd till tomorrow. " 24. Argument fully heard & jury rendered verdict of murder in 2d. degree & ascertained term of imprisonment in the Penitentiary at 5 years -- Mot. by prisoner for new trial, & time taken till tomorrow to consider. " 25. Mot. for new trial overruled & prisoner sentenced. Exceptions by prisoner & time allowed till tomorrow to prepare bill of exceptions.
We the Jury find the prisoner Guilty of Murder in the second degree, and ascertain his term of imprisonment in the penitentiary at five years P. M. Tabb