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Charles Guiteau Trial - Significance, Guiteau Takes Revenge On Garfield For An Imaginary Insult, Was Guiteau Insane?, Insanity Plea

george defendant west walter


United States


Charles J. Guiteau

Crime Charged


Chief Prosecutors

George Corkhill, Walter Davidge, John K. Porter, Elihu Root, E. B. Smith

Chief Defense Lawyers

Leigh Robinson, George Scoville


Walter Cox


Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

13 January 1882


Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.


West's Encyclopedia of American Law, Vol. 6. St. Paul: West Group, 1998.

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over 10 years ago

hey what is his nationality?

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almost 11 years ago

Guiteau was found guilty on January 25, 1882, not January 13 as the article states. (ref: "Guiteau Found Guilty," New York Times. Jan 26, 1882, p.1.