STATE OF KENTUCKY } Call
County of Lyon
March 29 1917
Versus } Lunatic
Louis Lus?? [unreadable]
This day J S Hodges Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To Hon T P Gray Judge of the Lyon County Court: I am reliably informed that Louis Lus?? [unreadable]
is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic (Lunatic or Idiot) and therefore ask that a Jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.
Attorney _____ Court
Ordered by the Court, That T ? Hanberry 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: Shellie Satterfield, C Armstrong, C J Gresham, W ? Gaines, Dick Alexander, Dick Miller, E R Scillian, E M Buchannon, W B Milne, Will Bridges, Rufus McKinsey, and Ben Freeman.
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 Louis Lus?? [unreadable]
is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since more than one year: that _he was born in sent to prison from Fulton County Ky (State or Country) and resides in _____County and is 24 supposed to be years of age; that _he was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that _he owns no property no estate of any kind; that _____ father is X and mother is _____ and reside in _____ and ha_ not estate _____ sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Louis Lus?? [unreadable] is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for _____ support.
He was sent to prison on charges of detaining a woman.
(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
C J Gresham Foreman
Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:
Age? 24 supposed to be; Color? White Sex: Male; Single;
Occupation? convict; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? Not good;
Extent of Education ? None; Number and date of previous attacks? First was 6 [unreadable]
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? Don’t know;
Duration of present attack: several months; How exhibited and has it changed in character He won’t work or talk [unreadable];
Supposed cause? masterbation; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? no; Subject to fits? no; , if so, how long and from what cause: _____
Natural temper and disposition toward relatives: don’t know; Any threat, attempt of tendency to injure self or others? Has threatened [unreadable]; Violent? yes; Destructive? [unreadable]; Cleanly? [unreadable]; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: restraint of prison;
Any injury about the head ever received? Not known; Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? _____; What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? Supposed to have none;
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”
He is a prisoner in state prison at Eddyville. Was sent to the asylum about 1 yr ago. Returned about last Oct. Little is known of his previous history.
Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Louis Lus?? [unreadable]
is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; (Lunatic or dangerous Idiot); it is ordered that _he be committed to the asylum for the insane at Hopkinsville Ky., and that the superintendent of said asylum be immediately notified and directed to send for said lunatic
_____ Judge Lyon County Court
Attest: W H Rogers Clerk Lyon County Court
Term Call Date: March 29 1917
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