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

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Prosecutor

United States

Defendant

Charles J. Guiteau

Crime Charged

Murder.

Chief Prosecutors

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

Chief Defense Lawyers

Leigh Robinson, George Scoville

Judge

Walter Cox

Place

Washington, D.C.

Date of Decision

13 January 1882

Decision

Defendant was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging.

Sources

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

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almost 9 years ago

hey what is his nationality?

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over 9 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.