Tla-Koo-Yel-Lee v. United States,
167 U.S. 274 (1897)

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Tla-Koo-Yel-Lee v. United States, 167 U.S. 274 (1897)

Tla-Koo-Yel-Lee v. United States

No. 516

Submitted March 1, 1897

Decided May 24, 1897

167 U.S. 274


Tak-Ke and the plaintiff were indicted for murder. On the separate trial of the plaintiff in error, Tak-Ke's wife was a witness against him. On cross-examination, the following questions were put to her: Who are you

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living with now? Is it not a fact that, since your husband was arrested and convicted, you have been living with this witness Ke-Tinch? Is it not a fact that shortly after this affair took place, you and the witness Ke-Tinch agreed to live together if your husband was convicted and you yourself got clear? Each of these was objected to as immaterial and incompetent, and the objection was sustained. Held that the questions should have been allowed.

The same objections made, sustained below, and that court overruled here, as to drinking of the defendant and as to what took place at the sailing of the sloop.

The case is stated in the opinion.

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