Fielden v. Illinois,
143 U.S. 452 (1892)

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Fielden v. Illinois, 143 U.S. 452 (1892)

Fielden v. Illinois

No. 909

Argued January 21, 26, 1892

Decided February 29, 1892

143 U.S. 452




F. was convicted of murder in the Criminal Court of Cook County, Illinois, and sentenced by that court to suffer the penalty of death. Upon writ of error to the Supreme Court of Illinois, that judgment was affirmed and the day fixed in the original judgment for carrying the sentence into execution having passed, that court fixed another day. After the expiration of the term, the accused applied for a correction of the record of the Supreme Court so as to show that he was not present in that court when the original judgment was affirmed, and another day fixed for the execution. The application was denied upon the ground, in part, that amendments of the record of the court in derogation of the final judgment could not be allowed at a subsequent term.


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