Mt. Vernon Signal
Mt. Vernon, Ky., Oct 28, 1898
A story is told of a trial for assault in the State of Arkansas. In the course of the trial, a club, a rail, an ax handle, a knife, and a shot gun, were shown as the instruments with which the assault was committed. But it was shown that the assaulted defended himself with a revolver, a scythe, a pitchfork, a chisel, a handsaw, and a dog. The decision of the jury was that they'd have given a dollar a piece to have seen the fight.
July 9, 2011
Anecdote: Amusing Jury Decision
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