A Death at Crooked Creek

Their clients' position was that even if John Hillmon really had died at Crooked
Creek, the defendants should prevail if the jury were convinced that his purpose
there had been to defraud the insurance companies. Green and his colleagues ...

A Death at Crooked Creek

Author: Marianne Wesson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814789455

Page: 400

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"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama. Anyone with an interest in law, history, or, for that matter, great storytelling will fall in love with A Death at Crooked Creek. The startling origin of the complex 'intention exception' to the hearsay evidence rule becomes canvas on which a grand and marvelously detailed tale is told. This is modern narrative at its best: a marriage of spectacular writing and hard, documented truth presented by a brilliant author who doubles as a gifted and fastidious legal scholar and historian." —Andrew Popper, American University One winter night in 1879, at a lonely Kansas campsite near Crooked Creek, a man was shot to death. The dead man’s traveling companion identified him as John Hillmon, a cowboy from Lawrence who had been attempting to carve out a life on the blustery prairie. The case might have been soon forgotten and the apparent widow, Sallie Hillmon, left to mourn—except for the $25,000 life insurance policies Hillmon had taken out shortly before his departure. The insurance companies refused to pay on the policies, claiming that the dead man was not John Hillmon, and Sallie was forced to take them to court in a case that would reach the Supreme Court twice. The companies’ case rested on a crucial piece of evidence: a faded love letter written by a disappeared cigarmaker, declaring his intent to travel westward with a “man named Hillmon.” In A Death at Crooked Creek, Marianne Wesson re-examines the long-neglected evidence in the case of the Kansas cowboy and his wife, recreating the court scenes that led to a significant Supreme Court ruling on the admissibility of hearsay evidence. Wesson employs modern forensic methods to examine the body of the dead man, attempting to determine his true identity and finally put this fascinating mystery to rest. This engaging and vividly imagined work combines the drama, intrigue, and emotion of excellent storytelling with cutting-edge forensic investigation techniques and legal theory. Wesson’s superbly imagined A Death at Crooked Creek will have general readers, history buffs, and legal scholars alike wondering whether history, and the Justices, may have misunderstood altogether the events at that bleak winter campsite.

Death at Crooked Creek

Jessie O'Bourne is delighted to be the invited guest artist at the Crooked Creek Art Expo held annually in Montana during March.

Death at Crooked Creek

Author: Mary Ann Cherry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781726382939

Page: 400

View: 979

Jessie O'Bourne is delighted to be the invited guest artist at the Crooked Creek Art Expo held annually in Montana during March. Mother Nature is still blasting the area with snow and ice, however, so Jessie moves herself and her tomcat, Jack, out of her cold, but beloved motorhome, the Hawk, into the warmth and luxurious accommodations of the old log lodge hosting the art show. When Jessie discovers a dead body was hidden in the Hawk during her absence, she's thrown into a complex murder investigation tied to the death of a teenager. Soon, threatening notes and tiny toy tractors are delivered to her door and she calls on her big Norwegian friend, Detective Sergeant Arvid Abrahmsen, and old flame, Sheriff Russell Bonham, of Sage Bluff, to help investigate. Surrounded by painters and sculptors, Jessie is horrified to think that one of her talented friends is a killer. FBI art theft agent, Grant Kennedy, arrives in Crooked Creek to attend the auction and joins forces with Arvid and Russell. Their goal is to find the murderer before the latest death threat slipped under Jessie's door becomes a reality.

Bulletin

PARENT - TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS — Two parent - teacher organizations
were active in the Crooked Creek territory . The association in the village of
Ernest had but one farmer member while that at Marion Center where there was
a joint ...

Bulletin

Author: Howard Jacob Bonser

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 29

View: 692

The Crooked Creek Guidebook

Provided that the correlation of Reed Dolomite with Stirling Quartzite is correct (
Mount and Signor , 1991 ) , relationships in Death Valley support this eastward
increase in multicycle terrigenous material . Subunit ( 5 ) , fine - grained oolitic
buff ...

The Crooked Creek Guidebook

Author: Clarence A. Hall

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 132

View: 771

Principles of Evidence

Assume , however , that the issue in the case was whether Hillmon was at
Crooked Creek at the time of the death in question . Obviously , a declaration by
Hillmon that he intended to go there would be admissible13 under Rule 803 ( 3 )
.

Principles of Evidence

Author: Graham C. Lilly

Publisher: West Group

ISBN:

Page: 478

View: 201

This comparatively short, readable treatise is written especially for students. First published in 1978, this text examines all topics typically covered in a three-or four-hour course in evidence. Emphasis is on the Federal Rules of Evidence, now adopted in most states. Should the reader desire additional material, ample footnotes provide easy access to leading cases, articles, and standard reference works. The Fifth Edition contains an in-depth treatment of the important amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, including the most recent addition of Rule 502.

Code of Civil Procedure

The matter chiefly contested at the trial was the death of John Hillmon , and that
depended upon the question whether the body found at Crooked Creek was his
body or that of one Frederick Adolph Walters . The defendant took the position ...

Code of Civil Procedure

Author: Kansas

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Florida State University Studies

But in 1782 there was another death in the Campbell family . This time it was the
father who , according to his widow , " died at his own house on Crooked Creek ,
McClenborough County , N . C . ” 8 Dr . Campbell did not bequeath much ...

Florida State University Studies

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Page: 214

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Loosening the Reins

A Boggy Death Trap Shogun became skittish as we neared the old reservoir on
Crooked Creek . He pricked his ears and began sidestepping nervously . You
muttered something and gave him a boot heel in the ribs . He straightened out
but ...

Loosening the Reins

Author: John L. Moore

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310577218

Page: 223

View: 520

From runaway horses to disastrous drought, from numbing cold to prairie fires, John Moore tells in heartfelt and simple prose the lessons of life learned from living on the land. Whether working, riding, or traveling with his son, Moore uses each opportunity to reinforce his values of love for God and for the land. And as his son grows, Moore himself learns the hard lesson of loosening the reins--learning to let go and allowing his son to learn from his own mistakes.

The Clan McCallum Kinder Huntsinger

BJP 1/2001 see above source pg 14 left col bottom KEENEY Ransom Wellsboro
Agitator , Tioga , PA - Wednesday , October 28 , 1903 Crooked Creek , Oct 27 --
The death , at his home here on the 19th instant , of Mr Ransom Keeney , aged ...

The Clan McCallum  Kinder Huntsinger

Author: John Dennis McCallum

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american heritage june 1968

That was the last entry in the diary when it was found in the dead man's clothing
at Crooked Creek . Hillmon and Brown had made camp there on the evening of
March 16. The nearest farmer , about three quarters of a mile away , called on ...

american heritage june 1968

Author: bruce catton

Publisher:

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History of the North Arkansas Baptist Association

Springs ; SARAH HOBBS , Shady Grove ; LUCY GOSSAGE , Rock Point ;
BESSIE JEFFRIES , Berryville G . H . LOOMETH from Mt . Zion . 1896 Crooked
Creek Association It is both sad and joyous to witness the death of a beloved
saint as did ...

History of the North Arkansas Baptist Association

Author: Roger V. Logan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 586

View: 272

Association is found in the following Ark. counties: Carroll, Boone, Newton & Searcy.

The Historical Record

North Bluff Fork . Rattlesnake Creek Crooked Creek ... Ash Hollow meridian .
Crab Creek ..... Chimney Rock meridian .. Scotch ... It gives place and time of birth
and death of most of the members , and also the present whereabouts of
surviving ...

The Historical Record

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The Southeastern Reporter

... death benefits , asserted that Hillmon , the insured , was not dead but was The
State contends , and its evidence alive and in hiding . Decision turned upon
tends to show , that Pennisi was killed in whether the body found at Crooked
Creek ...

The Southeastern Reporter

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Echoes in the Mist

( 623 ) In the 1880 census of McDowell County , they were living on Crooked
Creek outside of Old Fort . Sometime after 1880 they moved to Caroleen , N . C .
to work in the mills there . After Tom died Laticia moved back to McDowell County
.

Echoes in the Mist

Author: Peggy Silvers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 393

View: 187

Phillip Burgin was transported to Maryland in 1617. He settled in Kent County and married Rosamond Sutton. Descendants lived in North Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, and Tennessee as well as other states.