TITLE

Floyd Allen Trial: 1912

AUTHOR(S)
Christianson, Stephen G.
PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Great American Trials;2003, p260
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a court case wherein businessman Floyd Allen was convicted of murder in Wytheville, Virginia. Particular focus is given to the shooting incident at a courthouse during a sentencing hearing on March 14, 1912. Judge Walter Staples pronounced a guilty verdict for Allen and imposed a death sentence by electrocution. The case represents an incident when a criminal defendant assassinated the trial judge to avoid justice.
ACCESSION #
39251993

 

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