Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of Georgia at the, Volume 97
General Books LLC, 2009 - 574 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1896 Excerpt: ... X. J. & T. A. Hammond, for plaintiff in error. A. D. Freeman and Bigby, Reed & Berry, contra. Bryant V. The State. Atkinmn, J.--1. Whether or not admissions made by a person accused of crime relate to independent facts, proof of which would be admissible as circumstances tending to establish the hypothesis of guilt, or of themselves amount to an indirect confession of guilt, is a question of fact for the jury, and the court having in effect so instructed them, did not, in either view of the matter, err in submitting for their consideration the weight of such admissions. 2. Treating the incriminating admissions either as relating to independent facts, or as bearing directly upon the question ot guilt, the court's instructions both upon the law as to confessions, and upon the degree of certainty required where a verdict of conviction is claimed upon circumstantial evidence, were full and correct. 3. There was no error in admitting evidence. The charges complained of, construed in the light of the entire charge given, were free from criticism; the evidence warranted the verdict, and there was no error in denying a new trial. February 7,1896. By two Justices. Judgment affirmed. Indictment for murder. Before Judge Hardeman. Bibb superior court. November term, 1895. John It. Cooper, for plaintiff in error. /. M. Terrell, attorney-general, and A. W. Lane, solicitor-general, contra. INDEX. ACCOMMODATION PAPER. See Indorsement. ACCORD AND SATISFACTION. Damage claim, settlement of, not avoided for fraud without ten-der back. 560. ACCOUNT. Entire and indivisible, presumed, though two separate bills sold in different months of the same year. Burden on cred-itor to show otherwise. 802. Matters of, referred to auditor; practice as to exceptions to his report. 550. Suit o...
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