April 8, 2024

Judge Davis to ask audience to render verdict on retrial of 1859 homicide

Former Circuit Court Judge Stephen Davis wants your help in solving a murder. Those who attend the Delta County Historical Society’s presentation on Wednesday will be sworn in as jurors to help solve the mystery of a retrial that never occurred involving a homcide in 1859.

His presentation titled “Death at the Castle on the Shore” involves a shooting at a home being invaded on Seul Choix Point on June 18, 1859, which was then part of Delta County.

The man was convicted but the State Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered a retrial. The trial never occurred, until Wednesday. Davis will present the evidence and ask the jury, those who attend the session, what their verdict might be.

It will be held at 7 p.m. at the Heirman University Center at Bay College. This is the third of the Historical Society’s Winter Outreach Series.

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