Ferguson v. State, 6 Div. 452

CourtAlabama Court of Appeals
Writing for the CourtSi Garrett, Atty. Gen.; HARWOOD
Citation56 So.2d 118,36 Ala.App. 358
PartiesFERGUSON v. STATE.
Docket Number6 Div. 452
Decision Date08 January 1952

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56 So.2d 118
36 Ala.App. 358
FERGUSON

v.
STATE.
6 Div. 452.
Court of Appeals of Alabama.
Jan. 8, 1952.

Johnson & Randall, Oneonta, for appellant.

Si Garrett, Atty. Gen., J. W. Arbuthnot, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Marion Cherner, Montgomery, of counsel, for the State.

HARWOOD, Judge.

Appellant's trial on an indictment charging carnal knowledge of a girl over twelve [36 Ala.App. 359] and under sixteen years of age resulted in a verdict and judgment of guilty.

The prosecutrix was fifteen years of age at the time of the alleged offense.

The appellant was twenty-seven years of age and married.

The prosecutrix, and another young girl, and John C. Osborn went to a bus station in

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Birmingham and picked up the appellant. The appellant was introduced to the prosecutrix under the name of Johnny Allen.

The party first drove to Ketona Lake and went swimming. After this they started riding around. Two quarts of homebrew were purchased, and according to the prosecutrix, were drunk by the men during the course of the trip.

About dark they arrived at, and parked, on a little used road in Blount County, near Cleveland.

The prosecutrix testified that here the appellant pulled her from the automobile and forced her to have sexual intercourse. She also testified to a later unnatural sexual relationship with the appellant on the back seat of the automobile, which she also maintained was done under threats on her life by the appellant.

Prosecutrix left the car on the pretense of being ill, and went to the home of a Mr. Swan, where she made a complaint.

She was taken to the Sheriff's office, and thence to the office of Dr. Gordon.

Dr. Gordon testified that he found bright red blood on the vulva and the mucous membrane red and irritated at the outlet of the vagina. He also found some dark blood in the birth canal which he took to be menstrual blood. He found her hymen not intact, but could not say when it may have been torn. Also he found no spermatozoa, though he stated this would not be conclusive on the question of possible intercourse. In response to a question as to whether or not he would undertake to say that the prosecutrix had had a recent sexual intercourse the doctor replied: 'I would rather not say. All I can say is there was irritation and some blood.'

The appellant testifying in his own behalf denied that he had had any normal sexual relationship with the girl. He maintained that the unnatural act was at the instance of the...

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12 practice notes
  • Pacific Mut. Life Ins. Co. v. Yeldell, 6 Div. 595
    • United States
    • Alabama Court of Appeals
    • January 13, 1953
    ...It is the duty of counsel to point out to the trial court the portion of the argument deemed objectionable. Ferguson v. State, Ala.App., 56 So.2d 118. Clearly all of the above quoted statement was not subject to objections. Louisville & N. R. Co. v. Hurt, 101 Ala. 34, 13 So. 130; Jordan......
  • Massey v. State, 6 Div. 131
    • United States
    • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
    • October 17, 1972
    ...court may review it. Mincy v. State, 262 Ala. 193, 78 So.2d 262; Stephens v. State, 250 Ala. 123, 33 So.2d 245; Ferguson v. State, 36 Ala.App. 358, 56 So.2d 118. * * See also Sullivan v. State, 23 Ala.App. 10, 119 So. 243; and Housing Authority of the City of Decatur v. Decatur Land Co., 25......
  • Housing Authority of City of Decatur v. Decatur Land Co., 8 Div. 649
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • April 2, 1953
    ...the record does not sufficiently disclose what was said in its context for us to say the argument was improper. Ferguson v. State, 36 Ala.App. 358, 56 So.2d The point was preserved with respect to proving where the money came from, but that assignment of error, together with the other two a......
  • Richardson v. State, 1 Div. 657
    • United States
    • Alabama Court of Appeals
    • May 26, 1953
    ...It is clearly apparent that these statements are not sufficiently directive and specific to invite our review. Ferguson v. State, 36 Ala.App. 358, 56 So.2d Several of the written instructions which were refused to the appellant relate to murder in the first degree. Shikles v. State, 31 Ala.......
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12 cases
  • Pacific Mut. Life Ins. Co. v. Yeldell, 6 Div. 595
    • United States
    • Alabama Court of Appeals
    • January 13, 1953
    ...It is the duty of counsel to point out to the trial court the portion of the argument deemed objectionable. Ferguson v. State, Ala.App., 56 So.2d 118. Clearly all of the above quoted statement was not subject to objections. Louisville & N. R. Co. v. Hurt, 101 Ala. 34, 13 So. 130; Jordan v. ......
  • Massey v. State, 6 Div. 131
    • United States
    • Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals
    • October 17, 1972
    ...court may review it. Mincy v. State, 262 Ala. 193, 78 So.2d 262; Stephens v. State, 250 Ala. 123, 33 So.2d 245; Ferguson v. State, 36 Ala.App. 358, 56 So.2d 118. * * See also Sullivan v. State, 23 Ala.App. 10, 119 So. 243; and Housing Authority of the City of Decatur v. Decatur Land Co., 25......
  • Housing Authority of City of Decatur v. Decatur Land Co., 8 Div. 649
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Alabama
    • April 2, 1953
    ...the record does not sufficiently disclose what was said in its context for us to say the argument was improper. Ferguson v. State, 36 Ala.App. 358, 56 So.2d The point was preserved with respect to proving where the money came from, but that assignment of error, together with the other two a......
  • Richardson v. State, 1 Div. 657
    • United States
    • Alabama Court of Appeals
    • May 26, 1953
    ...It is clearly apparent that these statements are not sufficiently directive and specific to invite our review. Ferguson v. State, 36 Ala.App. 358, 56 So.2d Several of the written instructions which were refused to the appellant relate to murder in the first degree. Shikles v. State, 31 Ala.......
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