Indictment for Murder against John Turkey, 1844

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Indictment of John Turkey for Murder of an unknown man by tomahawk, in Whitley County, Indiana, March 28, 1844.
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State of Indiana Whitley County Ss [Sessions] In the Whitley Circuit Court March Term 1844 The Grand Jurors for the State of Indiana good & lawful men of the said County of Whitley Empannelled sworn & charged at the term of the Court aforesaid to Enquire within and for the body of the said County of Whitley upon their oath present That John Turkey late of said County on the first day of January in the year Eighteen hundred and forty four in and upon a Certain person to the Jurors aforesaid unknown in the peace of the said state then + there being, feloniously purposely and of his deliberate & premeditated malice aforethought, did make an assault; And that the said John Turkey, with a Certain Tomahawk of the value of two Dollars which he the said John Turkey in his right-hand then and there had & held, in and upon the left side of the head of the said person to the jurors aforesaid unknown then & there feloniously purposely and of his deliberate and premeditated malice aforethought did strike giving to the said person unknown aforesaid then & there with the Tomahawk aforesaid, in and upon the left side of the head of the said person unknown aforesaid one mortal wound of the breadth of Two inches and of the depth of three Inches; of which said moral would the said person to the jurors aforesaid unknown as aforesaid, from the said first day of January in the year aforesaid until the second day of the same month of January in the year aforesaid in the County aforesaid, did languish, and languishingly did live; on which second day of January in the year aforesaid the said person to the Jurors aforesaid unknown as aforesaid, in the County aforesaid of the said Mortal wound died: And to the Jurors aforesaid upon their oath aforesaid do say that the said John Turkey the said person to the Jurors aforesaid unknown as aforesaid in the manner and form aforesaid feloniously purposely and of his deliberate and premeditated malice aforethought did kill and murder Contrary to the form of the Statute in such cases made & provided and against the peace & dignity of the state of Indiana L. C. Jacoby Pros Atty. [Lysander C. Jacoby].