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TESTIMONY IN TRIALS OF JOHN D. LEE

 


JOHN D. LEE'S FIRST TRIAL (1875)

The first trial of John D. Lee opened on July 23, 1875 before U. S. District Judge Jacob Boreman in Beaver, Utah.
The trial ended with a hung jury.


Testimony of Philip Klingensmith
July 23-26, 1875  (First Trial of John D. Lee)


Affidavit of Philip Klingon Smith (Klingensmith)
April 10, 1871 (Mentioned in his July, 1875 testimony)

Also see:
              
The Lee Trial - Deseret News - August 9, 1875
               Address of E.D. Hoge, Esq., Counsel For the Defense, to the Jury, in the Second District Court at Beaver, August 4, 1875

              
Our Country Contemporaries - Deseret News, August 11, 1875
               Synopsis of Mr. Wells Spicer's opening address for the defense in John D. Lee Trial

               Brigham Young - Deseret News, August 4, 1875
               George A. Smith Deposition

               The Lee Trial! - Salt Lake Tribune, 1875

               Newspaper Accounts Of The Trial

JOHN D. LEE'S SECOND TRIAL (1876)
The second trial opened on September 14, 1876. On September 20, 1876, in Beaver, Utah, John D. Lee  was found guilty of murder in the first degree.

Testimony Of Laban Morrill

Testimony Of Samuel Knight

Testimony Of Samuel McMurdy

Testimony of Nephi Johnson

Testimony of Jacob Hamblin

Also see:

              Deposition of Brigham Young

              The Lee Trial, Petit Jury Impanelled - Deseret News,
              September 20, 1876

              Last Confession and Statement of John D. Lee
   
              Last Words of John D. Lee

              Photo: John D. Lee's Legal Team

              Newspaper Accounts Of the Trial

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