Friday, November 21, 2008

L P DEATLEY - Pages 84-85 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 84
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court Jan'y 10th 1898
L P DeAtley ] Lunatic

This day Sam C Molloy, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. W L Crumbaugh, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
I am reliably informed that L P Deatley is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

Sam C Molloy County Attorney Judicial District
Ordered by the Court, That Sam C Malloy Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial.

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit: J C Terrell, Ben A Smith, U S King, G L Gray, Y L Smith, Frank Beck, J M Luttrell, by agreement only seven, , , &

who being duly impaneled and sworn according to law, after hearing the evidence, returned the following verdict, viz: We of the jury find from the evidence that L P Deatley is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind was caused by blow on head that he was born in Ind, and resides in Eddyville Penitentiary a convict and is 55 years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; and said L P Deatley is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said L P Deatley is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that he be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and W T Boughter is appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court
J M Smith Clerk Lyon Co Court

Page 85

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age – 55 yrs
(b) Occupation – Prisoner (Convict)
(c) Married or Single - married
(d) Habits - bad
(e) Educated - no
2.(a) What relations have been insane – don’t know
3.(a) Date of first attack – not known
(b) How exhibited -
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – Blow on head
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what – yes that he is very rich
(c) Subject to fits. No How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper - turbulant
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - no
(b) Violence toward others – occasionally exhibited
6.Periodic frenzy -
7.(a) Restraint imposed -
(b) Treatment used - none
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -

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