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The Lazier murder : Prince Edward County, 1884

Author: Robert J Sharpe
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2011.
Series: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In December 1883, Peter Lazier was shot in the heart during a bungled robbery at a Prince Edward County farmhouse. Three local men, pleading innocence from start to finish, were arrested and charged with his murder. Two of them - Joseph Thomset and David Lowder - were sentenced to death by a jury of local citizens the following May. Nevertheless, appalled community members believed at least one of them to be
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Procès, instances, etc
Named Person: Joseph Thomset; George Lowder; David Lowder; Peter Lazier; Joseph Thomset; George Lowder; David Lowder; Peter Lazier
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Sharpe
ISBN: 9781442644212 1442644214 9781442615267 1442615265
OCLC Number: 727326077
Awards: Winner of Fred Landon Award awarded by Ontario Historical Association 2013 (Canada)
Description: viii, 189 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: The crime --
Hugh McKinnon, detective --
A place apart --
Coroner's inquest --
Committal proceedings --
Picton Spring assizes, 1884 --
Surprise evidence --
The defence --
Verdict --
Last hope --
Pleas for mercy --
The day of execution approaches --
Community conscience.
Series Title: Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History series.
Responsibility: Robert J. Sharpe.

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The Lazier Murder explores a community's response to a crime, as well as the realization that it may have contributed to a miscarriage of justice.  Read more...

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