STATE OF KENTUCKY } Call
County of Lyon
March 26 1918
Versus } Lunatic
This day C C Malloy Attorney for the Commonwealth filed an information as follows, to-wit: To C Armstrong Judge of the Lyon Court: I am reliably informed that Chester Fintriss 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.
C P Molloy
County Attorney Lyon Court
Ordered by the Court, That W W Utley 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: B F Smith, W L Crumbaugh, Geo Crumbaugh, John B??, V L Gresham, Geo Prince, ? ? Gray, John Heppen(?), W H Faughn, J Cummen, Jim ??, T Williams.
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 Chester Fintriss is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; That the unsoundness of mind has existed since 4 months: that _he was born in Brecenridge Co Ky [sic] (State or Country) and resides in Convict, Penitentiary County and is Eddyville Lyon ? Co 31 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 estate of any kind; that _____ father is living and mother is living and reside in Brecenridge and have not estate (sufficient estate is written in and crossed off) sufficient to support the person under trial; and said Chester Fintriss is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for his support.
(Additional facts as per instructions of presiding judge.)
The party is a convict serving life sentence in the Penitentiary.
James ? Ramey Foreman
Brief History of Case by the Presiding Judge:
Age? 31; Color? white; Sex: male; single
Occupation? farming; Occupation of Husband? _____ Habits? _____
Extent of Education ? common; Number and date of previous attacks? _____
What relatives, if any, have been insane, peculiar or intemperate? 1 aunt;
Duration of present attack: three months; How exhibited and has it changed in character _____ ;
Supposed cause? Tuberculosis; Any delusions or hallucinations, and if so, what? To poison someone trying(?); 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? yes; Violent? _____ ; Destructive? _____ ; Cleanly? _____ ; Periodic frenzy and lucid intervals and duration of each: _____ ; What restraints have been imposed and what treatment used: [not readable];
Any injury about the head ever received? no; Any bodily disease from suppression of evacuations, eruptions, sores or injuries? no; What estate have the parents, husband or wife of the person under trial? Don’t know;
“Together with whatever else may be deemed material toward enabling the superintendent of the asylum to understand the case.”
Wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Chester Fintriss 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
C Armstrong Judge Lyon County Court
Attest: Clerk T A P??? Court
Term Call Date: March 26 1918
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