Printed Legal Brief. "The State of California vs. Thomas L. Knight." (Lewd and Lascicious Acts Committed upon a Child Under the Age of Fourteen Years.) Respondent's Brief. San Francisco, 1923.

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Original publisher's gray wrapper. March 1923. 7" x 10." Sixteen pages, complete. A clean copy. This brief filed by the State Attorney General in the District Court of Appeal describes Thomas L. Knight's conviction for child molestation in San Francisco Superior Court and argues against his appeal. Knight, age 57, had been convicted of molesting a nine-year-old neighborhood girl in his basement on 20th Street in San Francisco. This molestation is briefly described. Knight's appeal is that during his first trial, the testimony of two other girls, who also claimed to have been molested, prejudiced the jury against him. He felt these testimonies should not have been allowed because they implied a disposition on his part towards such behavior. The state, citing legal precedents, argues that the testimony of the two other girls established Knight's intent to molest and the preconceived design of his action. The state also argues there is enough additional evidence against Knight that even without the testimony of the two other girls, the jury would have convicted him anyway.

Title: Printed Legal Brief. "The State of California vs. Thomas L. Knight." (Lewd and Lascicious Acts Committed upon a Child Under the Age of Fourteen Years.) Respondent's Brief. San Francisco, 1923.

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Categories: U.S. History, Law, Literature,

Publisher: Sacramento, CA, 1923

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 019428

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