Cases argued and decided in the Supreme Court of Texas, during the latter part of the Tyler term, 1874, and the first part of the Galveston term, 1875. Volume 42. Page: 268
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263 FARRER V. THE STATE. LTerm of
Statement of the case.
" to the ground; defendant gave deceased two blows upon the
"head after he had been knocked to the ground-all of the
" three blows were upon the head; the skull of the deceased
"was broken; his brains were not knocked out; all of the
"blows were given with stones thrown from the hand of de"fendant.
The deceased was sitting upon his horse holding
"a child before him at the time he was attacked by the de"fendant,
and he had taken no part in the fight between the
"defendant and the Mexicans. Witness, with the assistance
"of a negro man, took defendant off deceased. Tile deceased
"died from the wounds in about twenty-four hours after they
"were inflicted. This was in De Witt county, 24th August,
" Witness was the son-in-law of deceased; the child deceased
"held when he was stricken from his horse was not injured,
C the child fell on one side of the horse and the deceased on
" the other.'
For the defendant, Dick Hopkins, a freedman, testified that
"he saw deceased on the day he was killed, with defendant and
"others, near the race-ground-deceased was dealing monte, and
"defendant was betting. Several negroes and Mexicans were in
"the party; some of the boys went to town for whisky and got
"a bottle of it, and witness feared there would be a disturbance
" among them. Witness was at one end of the race-track when
"the fighting commenced between the negroes and Mexicans,
"and rode up to where the fighting was going on, and just as he
"got up there the Mexicans began to ride off; and witness
"asked defendant 'what was the matter.' Defendant replied,
" One of these Mexicans has knocked me on the head with a
"quirt." Witness then rode after the Mexicans and inquired
"of several who struck defendant, but each replied that ' it was
" (not him.'
c' * * * Witness did not recognize the deceased among the
Mexicans who were fighting with the defendant and other
"freedmen at the time witness inquired of defendant what was
" the matter. All the Mexicans that witness saw at that time
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