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Criminal Law Keyed to Weaver
Stephenson v. State
Citation:205 Ind. 141, 179 N.E. 633 (1932)
Stephenson kidnapped Oberholtzer, forced her to drink liquor and then boarded a train with her. Stephenson pulled her dress over her and due to the liquor she was unable to fight him off. Stephenson then pushed her into the lower berth of the train after taking all of her clothes off. Stephenson then bit Oberholtzer all over her body causing bleeding. Upon arriving to a hotel Oberholtzer asked to go buy a hat which Stephenson’s chauffeur took her to buy with money provided by Stephenson. After buying the hat she asked to go to the pharmacy and the chauffeur brought her where she obtained the poison. Upon returning to the hotel she ingested the pills and later died.
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