Monday, November 24, 2008

L P DEATLEY - Pages 88-89 Lyon County KY Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 88
Special Term
State of Kentucky ] SCT State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court July 21st, 1898
COMMONWEALTH
vs
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 E H James 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 H Everett, Willard Luckett, M P Molloy, T H Molloy, H H Hankes, S S West, J S Ramey, Frank Beck, A T Cash, M S Anderson, Harvey Scott, J W Bell

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 ______ that he was born in ____, and resides in ____ and is ___ years old; that he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that he owns no estate of any kind; that his father and mother have not estate sufficient to support the person under trial; 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]
[foreman]

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 M T Boughteris appointed to convey him to said asylum and he is allowed one guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 89

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 60
(b) Occupation – unknown, does nothing at penitentiary
(c) Married or Single - single
(d) Habits -
(e) Educated - yes
2.(a) What relations have been insane -
3.(a) Date of first attack -
(b) How exhibited – boisterous conduct, loud talking, cursing
(c) Has it changed in character at any any former period -
4.(a) Supposed cause – not known
(b) Any peculiar illusions and what -
(c) Subject to fits. How long -
From what cause -
(d) Natural Temper -
5.(a) Attempt at suicide -
(b) Violence toward others -
6.Periodic frenzy - yes
7.(a) Restraint imposed – only by watching
(b) Treatment used -
(c) Bleeding -
8. Injury about head -
9.

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