Simpson v. State

Citation34 S.E. 204,110 Ga. 249
Decision Date25 October 1899
CourtSupreme Court of Georgia

Syllabus by the Court.

1. A plea in abatement to a bill of indictment, or a motion to quash the bill, alleging that two of the grand jurors who found the bill were related within the fourth degree to the prosecutor, though made before pleading to the merits, is not sustainable. Upon a review, on this point, of Lascelles v. State, 16 S.E. 945, 90 Ga. 347, Fisher v. State, 20 S.E. 329, 93 Ga. 309, and the cases cited in the former, the doctrine therein announced is adhered to and approved.

2. There was no error of law committed, the evidence authorized the verdict, and the trial judge did not err in refusing to grant a new trial.

Error from superior court, Hart county; S. Reese, Judge.

Lace Simpson was convicted of crime, and brings error. Affirmed.

Asbury G. McCurry, for plaintiff in error.

R. H. Lewis, Sol. Gen., J. M. Terrell, Atty. Gen., and Harrison & Bryan, for the State.


Judgment affirmed.

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