Brown v. United States, 159 U.S. 100 (1895)
U.S. Supreme CourtBrown v. United States, 159 U.S. 100 (1895)
Brown v. United States
Submitted March 5, 1895
Decided June 3, 1895
159 U.S. 100
ERROR TO THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED
STATES FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
An instruction on the trial of a person indicted for murder whereby the verdict of guilty of murder or manslaughter turns alone upon an inquiry as to the way in which the killing was done is held to be reversible error.
The case is stated in the opinion.
MR. JUSTICE HARLAN delivered the opinion of the Court.