Fouts v. State
Ohio Supreme Court
8 Ohio St. 98 (1857)
Jonas Fouts (defendant) was convicted of aiding and abetting in a murder in the first degree and was sentenced to be hanged. The Ohio Supreme Court allowed a writ of error and stayed execution of the sentence. Among other errors, Fouts argued that the indictment was insufficient because it did not charge him with having a purpose or intent to kill.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Bartley, C.J.)
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