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Murphy, Charles : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City

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received. * It was further proved by witnesses who had known the defendant for the last few years that he was a man of good character and peaceable in his disposition.

  • The postmortem examination occurred two hours and Drs. Thomas & Petticolas thought the examination was a thorough one, Petticolas said on the trial he would be better satisfied if he had cut into the back. All of the physicians said that a man might die suddenly from some cause which could not be discovered by a postmortem examination[.] Wm H. Lyons (Seal)