WIGGINS V. PEOPLE, 93 U. S. 465 (1876)

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Wiggins v. People, 93 U.S. 465 (1876)

Wiggins v. People, 93 U.S. 465 (1876)

93 U.S. 465


1. A writ of error from this Court to the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah is allowed by sec. 3 of the Act of Congress of June 23, 1874, 18 Stat. 254, in criminal cases, where the accused has been sentenced to capital punishment or convicted of bigamy or polygamy.

2. In a trial for homicide where the question whether the prisoner or the deceased commenced the encounter which resulted in death is in any manner of doubt, it is competent to prove threats of violence against the prisoner made by the deceased, though not brought to the knowledge of the prisoner.

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