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State v. Davis
Missouri Supreme Court
6 S.W.2d 609 (1928)
Davis (defendant) and Alberdina Lourie planned to kill Lourie’s husband, Edmon, in order to collect life insurance proceeds and thereafter live together. Davis sought the help of Earl Leverton in obtaining an ex-convict to perform the killing. Unbeknownst to Davis, Leverton disclosed the plan to Dill, a police officer, who decided to pose as the ex-convict. Davis met with Dill to discuss the plan, provided him with photographs of Edmon, and paid him $600 to carry out the murder scheme. When Dill arrived at the Lourie home, Dill revealed his true identity and thereafter arrested Davis. Davis was convicted of attempted first-degree murder and appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Davis, J.)
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