The State of Indiana v. John Bridges: Trial, Day 1

About ten months after the Coroner’s Inquest, the murder trial of John Bridges finally went to court.  It was several days of jury selection and testimony, so I’ll break it up into separate posts for ease of access.  It’s quite lengthy, but I find it all very interesting.  The following articles are the two pre-trial articles and the first day of the trial, which includes the testimony of Sarah Jane Baker (or Albaker), wife of the deceased, and Doctors Town, Clapp, and Naghel.

New Albany Daily Tribune, Monday, 31 October 1859, p.3, column 1, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Monday, 31 October 1859, p.3, column 1, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Tuesday, 1 November 1859, p.2, column 2, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Tuesday, 1 November 1859, p.2, column 2, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Wednesday, 2 November 1859, p.2, column 3, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Wednesday, 2 November 1859, p.2, column 3, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Wednesday, 2 November 1859, p.2, column 4, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

New Albany Daily Tribune, Wednesday, 2 November 1859, p.2, column 4, Stuart Barth Wrege Indiana History Room

To be continued…

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