A Death at Crooked Creek

A Death at Crooked Creek

... had located the younger Brown across the river in Missouri and spoken to him several times over the summer of 1879. ... of smallpox virus along the trail, the camp at Crooked Creek, the murder of “Joe,” and Hillmon's disappearance.

Author: Marianne Wesson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814784563

Category: History

Page: 405

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"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama…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. Marianne Wesson is Professor of Law and President’s Teaching Scholar, University of Colorado Law School. She is the author of best-selling and prize-winning legal novels including Render up the Body, A Suggestion of Death, and Chilling Effect. She lives in a Colorado mountain valley with her husband, llamas, dogs, and visiting wildlife.
Categories: History

A Death at Crooked Creek

A Death at Crooked Creek

"This is an extraordinary and ground-breaking book, a wonderfully creative mix of fact and theory, imagination and drama.

Author: Marianne Wesson

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814789452

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 987

"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.
Categories: History

Death at Crooked Creek

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.

Author: Mary Ann Cherry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1726382931

Category:

Page: 400

View: 561

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.
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Crooked Creek

Crooked Creek

dead as a doornail. He checked the horses and then grabbed their water pails and walked through the trees to the river. Mist hung above the slack water and the boy's breath mixed with it the way night mixes with dreams.

Author: Maximilian Werner

Publisher: Torrey House Press

ISBN: 9781937226084

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

View: 779

2012 Eric Hoffer Book Awards for General Fiction Honorable Mention 2011 Utah Book Award Finalist "Maximilian Werner is a fresh and grounded writer, a welcome and original new voice." —THOMAS MCGUANE Crooked Creek takes place during the latter part of westward expansion and chronicles the lives (and deaths) of the Wood family. The Woods—Preston and Sara—must flee Arizona when they, along with Sara's parents and little brother Jasper, unwittingly get caught up in the plunder and sale of American Indian corpses and funerary objects. Preston, Sara, and Jasper end up in the Heber Valley of Utah, where they seek the support of Sara's Uncle Neff until they can be reunited with Sara's mother and father. But from the moment they ride into Heber, Preston and Sara learn that life in the valley is not as it appears, and that no matter how far we run, we cannot escape the past.
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Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume V 1918 1922 Addendum 1904 1907

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume V 1918 1922 Addendum 1904 1907

David POSTLETHWAITE, a venerable citizen of the county and the father of Magistrate J. R. POSTLETHWAITE, died Friday and was buried Sunday at Crooked Creek church cemetery. He was well known and respected and was one of the oldest ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304946737

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 938

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 03 January 1918 through 29 August 1918 and issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 07 August 1919 through 22 December 1922. An Addendum is located at the end of this volume and includes issues of The Crittenden Record dating from 15 July 1904 through 08 February 1907 which were made available after Volume II and Volume III were published.
Categories: History

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume III 1906 1911

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume III 1906 1911

DROWNS IN CREEK Henry A. CONDITT Meets Death in High Waters of Crooked Creek Monday Monday afternoon about 4 o'clock Henry A. CONDITT, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. CONDITT, was drowned in Crooked Creek near his home.

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304082367

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 201

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press, the Crittenden=Record Press, the Twice-a-Week Record-Press and the Crittenden Record-Press dating from 1906 through 1911. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden and surrounding counties in Kentucky.
Categories: History

Crooked River City

Crooked River City

Crooked. River. Town. On a hot July day, I am sitting in the front study of Bill's hundred-year-old house, and Bill is sitting at the piano. ... The events take place before his inauguration as president and end with Rachel's death.

Author: Terry Wait Klefstad

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496818676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville’s Printer’s Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music. Pursell’s career, winding like a crooked river between classical and popular genres, encompasses a striking diversity of musical experiences. A series of key choices sent him down different paths, whether it was reenrolling with the Air Force for a second tour of duty, leaving the prestigious Eastman School of Music to tour with an R&B band, or refusing to sign with the Beatles’ agent Sid Bernstein. The story of his life as a working musician is unlike any other—he is not a country musician nor a popular musician nor a classical musician but, instead, an artist who refused to be limited by traditional categories. Crooked River City is driven by a series of recollections and personal anecdotes Terry Wait Klefstad assembled over a three-year period of interviews with Pursell. His story is one not only of talent, but of dedication and hard work, and of the ins and outs of a working musician in America. This biography fills a crucial gap in Nashville music history for both scholars and music fans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Emma of Crooked Creek

Emma of Crooked Creek

“I am sorry he's the one who didn't come home to you.” His hand rested against the grave. Emma reached out and covered Latimer's hand. “David lived a good life, and he wouldn't wish your death just so he ...

Author: MK McClintock

Publisher: Trappers Peak Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 964

THE WAR IS OVER BETWEEN THE NORTH AND SOUTH, BUT THE BATTLES AT HOME ARE JUST BEGINNING. Emma Hawkins is a dedicated doctor in the little town of Crooked Creek, Montana Territory. Casey Latimer is a wounded soldier in search of a new home and a new beginning. When Casey, battered and bruised, quite literally falls at Emma's feet, she is bound by duty to help him. What happens next is something Emma never expected. "Emma of Crooked Creek" is the first short story installment of the Crooked Creek series set in post-Civil War Montana. The Crooked Creek Series: "Emma of Crooked Creek" "Hattie of Crooked Creek" "Briley of Crooked Creek" "Clara of Crooked Creek"
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Myers on Evidence in Child Domestic and Elder Abuse Cases

Myers on Evidence in Child  Domestic  and Elder Abuse Cases

The insurance companies claimed that Hillmon lured Walters to Crooked Creek from Wichita and murdered him in an elaborate scheme to defraud the insurance companies by faking Hillmon's death and claiming that Walters' body was Hillmon.

Author: John E. B. Myers

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9780735556683

Category: Law

Page:

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Investigating and litigating cases of interpersonal violence is difficult. With child and elder abuse, the vulnerability of the victim makes the work emotionally as well as legally taxing. With domestic violence, the tendency of some victims to
Categories: Law

Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume Ii 1900 1905

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume Ii 1900 1905

DEATHS Francis Marion CRUCE died at his home near Tiline, Livingston Co., last Thursday night in his 60th year. He was up and well Tuesday and ... He was a member of Crooked Creek church for over a half century. TOLU Mrs. Carrie KINSEY, ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304082190

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 266

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1900 through 1905. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden, Caldwell and Livingston Counties in Kentucky.
Categories: History

Indiana County Pennsylvania her people past and present embracing a history of the county

Indiana County  Pennsylvania  her people  past and present  embracing a history of the county

Finally she removed to the home of her son William, and there her death occurred. The children of David Cummins were as follows: William, born in 1775, who settled on Crooked creek, in Rayne township, Indiana county, after the return of ...

Author: Joshua Thompson Stewart

Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Indiana County (Pa.)

Page:

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Categories: Indiana County (Pa.)

Evidence Under the Rules

Evidence Under the Rules

See also Wesson, A Death at Crooked Creek: The Case of the Cowboy, the Cigarmaker and the Love Letter (NYU Press, 2013); Douglas McFarland, Dead Men TellTales: Thirty Times Three Years of the Judicial Process After Hillmon, 30 Vill.

Author: Christopher B. Mueller

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543805444

Category: Law

Page: 1024

View: 517

Buy a new version of this Connected Casebook and receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and an outline tool on CasebookConnect, the all in one learning solution for law school students. CasebookConnect offers you what you need most to be successful in your law school classes—portability, meaningful feedback, and greater efficiency. Evidence Under the Rules: Text, Cases, and Problems is one of the most widely-adopted Evidence casebooks ever published. Structured around the Federal Rules of Evidence, the book contains carefully edited cases and secondary materials, as well as numerous problems that allow students to apply concepts during classroom exercises or on their own. Text boxes provide interesting background on select cases and additional perspectives on key issues. The Ninth Edition has been updated to include the most recent Evidence cases and developments, as well as insights into recent and pending amendments to the Federal Rules. It has been streamlined by shortening or eliminating some notes, making it even more user-friendly. It contains applications of evidence law to factual scenarios that students are likely to find particularly interesting. New to the Ninth Edition: Discussion of recent influential cases, including the Supreme Court’s decisions in Ohio v. Clark and Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado, as well as the most contemporary federal circuit and trial court decisions New problems exploring issues on Rule 404(b) evidence, Rule 410 protections for plea bargaining statements, the Rule 606(b) ban on postverdict juror testimony, demonstrative aids, and attorney-client privilege New Comment/Perspective boxes on issues of “corporate character evidence” and the use of handwriting experts to authenticate writings after Daubert Discussion of recent amendments to the Federal Rules, such as the amendment to the Rule 803(16) Ancient Documents hearsay exception, as well as discussion of the pending proposal to amend the Rule 807 Residual exception to the hearsay rule Professors and students will benefit from: Introductory text that provides a foundation for understanding the cases and materials that follow Numerous problems that treat cutting-edge issues, allowing students to apply important concepts to contemporary evidentiary problems Guidance for answering Note questions to assist students in understanding how to approach nuanced evidentiary questions “Comment/Perspective” text boxes that provide broader perspectives to aid in understanding doctrine CasebookConnect features: ONLINE E-BOOK Law school comes with a lot of reading, so access your enhanced e-book anytime, anywhere to keep up with your coursework. Highlight, take notes in the margins, and search the full text to quickly find coverage of legal topics. PRACTICE QUESTIONS Quiz yourself before class and prep for your exam in the Study Center. Practice questions from Examples & Explanations, Emanuel Law Outlines, Emanuel Law in a Flash flashcards, and other best-selling study aid series help you study for exams while tracking your strengths and weaknesses to help optimize your study time. OUTLINE TOOL Most professors will tell you that starting your outline early is key to being successful in your law school classes. The Outline Tool automatically populates your notes and highlights from the e-book into an editable format to accelerate your outline creation and increase study time later in the semester. The purchase of this Kindle edition does not entitle you to receive access to the online e-book, practice questions from your favorite study aids, and outline tool available through CasebookConnect.
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Shamed

Shamed

I think he lived in Crooked Creek, Ohio. Scioto County. No middle. He was an Amish bishop. I believe he's deceased.” She's already reaching for a legal pad, jotting everything down. “Got it.” I slide messages from my slot and head ...

Author: Linda Castillo

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250142887

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 261

In this gripping thriller from New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo, a devastating murder exposes an Amish family’s tortured past. The peaceful town of Painters Mill is shattered when an Amish grandmother is brutally murdered on an abandoned farm. When Chief of Police Kate Burkholder arrives on the scene, she learns that the woman’s seven-year-old granddaughter is gone, abducted in plain sight. Kate knows time is against her—the longer the girl is missing, the less likely her safe return becomes. The girl’s family is a pillar of the Amish community, well-respected by all. But Kate soon realizes they’re keeping secrets—and the sins of their past may be coming back to haunt them. What are they hiding and why? Kate’s investigation brings her to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river, a community where family is everything and tradition is upheld with an iron fist. But the killer is close behind, drawing more victims into a twisted game of revenge. Left behind at each new crime scene are cryptic notes that lead Kate to a haunting and tragic secret. What she uncovers threatens to change everything she thought she knew about the family she’s fighting for, the Amish community as a whole—and her own beliefs. As time to find the missing girl runs out, Kate faces a harrowing choice that will test her convictions and leave one family forever changed.
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Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County Pennsylvania

Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia of Westmoreland County  Pennsylvania

... born “ Crooked creek , ” in Westmoreland county ( now in 1757 , and died in 1814 , had been a soldier Indiana ) . ... where he resided for many years previous and has heen for the past six years pastor of the to his death in 1851.

Author: John M. Gresham

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000012527717

Category: Pennsylvania

Page: 744

View: 266

Categories: Pennsylvania

Newspaper Clippings From the Lawrence County Alabama Moulton Advertiser

Newspaper Clippings From the Lawrence County  Alabama  Moulton Advertiser

Mrs. Mary Lipford, an aged lady, died on Crooked Creek, this county, on Tuesday of last week. She was a good Christian, and this covers the entire ground. A husband and widowed daughter, with numerous friends, mourn her departure.

Author: Robin Sterling

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365718243

Category: History

Page: 390

View: 433

Lawrence County is fortunate to have newspapers which survived the years of the late 1800s, while other county newspapers of the era didn't exist or have been lost to time. This book represents clippings from 1876 through 1883. The White family of Moulton established a newspaper dynasty with the Advertiser that lasted well into the 20th Century. Interesting articles are presented describing the rich history of Lawrence County and the Tennessee Valley as a whole. Particular attention is given to recording births, marriages, and obituary notices. This book also contains 57 chapters of Col. James E. Saunder's "Early Settlers of Lawrence County" which begins with the Indian days and guides the reader through the early history of Lawrence County up through the description of men and actions of the 9th and 16th Alabama Infantry Regiments. This book will prove useful to any serious student of the history and genealogy of the people inhabiting Lawrence County, Alabama.
Categories: History

Without Quarter

Without Quarter

The Wichita Expedition and the Fight on Crooked Creek William Young Chalfant. their fate . They faced death with a cool , calm deliberateness that aroused admiration in the sternest of their white foes , and 15 they fought until they ...

Author: William Young Chalfant

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806123672

Category: History

Page: 170

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Without Quarter is the story of the first major U.S. army expedition against the Comanches between the Mexican and Civil wars. Chalfant first sets the historical context, then traces events to the climax at Crooked Creek on May 13, 1859.
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Crittenden County Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume I 1886 1899

Crittenden County  Kentucky Obituaries and Death Notices Volume I 1886 1899

About thirty years ago John LAMB united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Meadow Creek, and was shortly afterwards made an elder in the church. From that day to the day of his death he was a consistent member and an active ...

Author: Stephen Eskew

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781304080974

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 925

This book is a compilation of obituaries and death notices transcribed from issues of The Crittenden Press dating from 1886 through 1899. It includes obituaries and death notices from Crittenden County and neighboring counties in Kentucky.
Categories: History

History of Wayne Pike and Monroe Counties Pennsylvania

History of Wayne  Pike  and Monroe Counties  Pennsylvania

Moses Waldo ; Olive , wife of Amasa Steer , of ham , to Crooked Creek , that stream then dividBrooklyn ; one son , William , died in the army ; ing to Lebanon . On the south a small stream Hannah , wife of William Carver , of the same ...

Author: Alfred Mathews

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:49799946

Category: Monroe County (Pa.)

Page: 1238

View: 124

Categories: Monroe County (Pa.)

White River Chronicles p

White River Chronicles  p

... of Crooked and Clear Creeks near where he resided so long . A Few Items of Early Times [ 21:30 ] NEARLY ALL THE OLD TIMERS of Marion County , Ark . , have passed over the great gulf of darkness that lies between life and death .

Author: S.C. Turnbo

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610754573

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 423

View: 900

"Contents"--"Editors' Note" -- ""I Am Nothing But A Poor Scribbler": A Foreword" -- "Introduction" -- "I. Emigrant Indians And Plain Folk" -- "II. First Families" -- "The Coker Clan" -- "The Turnbo Neighborhood" -- "III. The County Seats And Outlying Settlements" -- "IV. Man And Wildlife" -- "Tales Of Buffalo" -- "Tales Of Bear" -- "Tales Of Elk And Deer" -- "Tales Of Wolves" -- "Tales Of Panther" -- "Tales Of Varlous Species" -- "Tales Of Snakes And Centipedes" -- "V. "Hearts Of Stone": The War At Home" -- "Appendix: Selected Genealogies Of The Coker And The Turnbo Families" -- "Notes" -- "Works Cited
Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

Ochoco National Forest N F Ochoco Crooked River Planning Unit

Ochoco National Forest  N F    Ochoco Crooked River Planning Unit

Earliest use was probably by hunter - gatherers from contiguous basinlake and river environs . Activities were primarily restricted to seasonal , summer - fall settlement by small groups exploiting big game animals and a variety of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556030831036

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