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Charles Guiteau Trial

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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.

Additional topics

Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1833 to 1882