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These court documents pertain to the trial of Edward Adams and Charles O'Hara for the murder of Andrew Kerr on January 30th, 1858 in Tecumseh, Kansas Territory. Napoleon Ellerbe and William Wilton were also implicated in the murder. Kerr testified that during a game of cards at a public house in Tecumseh, he was hit on the head by O'Hara and then shot by Adams. Kerr survived until February 11th or 12th of 1858, when he died from wound complications. Adams and his associates were indicted for murder by the Second District Court of the Kansas Territory in April of 1858. Warrants were issued in October of 1858 during the fall court session and March of 1859 during the spring court session, but both failed to be served.

Date: 1858-1859

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Item Number: 444710
Call Number: Kansas Territory Criminal Case Files, Box 4, Folder 04
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 444710

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