"Jury In Murder Case Still Out" (1908)

Report from the April 25, 1908 edition of the Oregonian with details regarding the case against six men charged with the murder of lumberyard worker Harnam Singh. According to the report, state prosecutor Dan J. Malarkey argued in his closing statement that five defendants had gone to "Jarl & Pagh Bros.' lumber camp" under the influence of alcohol, where they fired and shot Harnan Singh and wounded another. The rationale of the crime was described as follows: "Singh and his companion had been at the sawmill only two days when some of the white laborers, incensed over the fact that the East Indians had been engaged to work, decided to frighten the twain, in the hope that they would leave the camp."

Law & Justice, Early Immigration

Date: April 25, 1908
Language: English
Source: Oregonian
Location: Boring, OR

Item History: 2011-07-27 (created); 2013-05-03 (modified)

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