The People of the State of New York v. Ralph A. Stewart

Case ID:
41A
Charges:
Forgery
Victim(s) name(s):
Henry Goldman
Defendant(s) name(s):
Ralph A. Stewart
Crime date:
Monday, September 25, 1893
Hearing date:
Wednesday, November 1, 1893
Judge:
Name Unknown
Prosecuting attorney(s):
Name Unknown
Defense attorney(s):
Name Unknown
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Abstract:
The police arrested Ralph Stewart, 35, a copywriter, for presenting a forged check for the purchase of clothing. August Siebert, a physician at St. Francis Hospital, testifies that Stewart had developed chronic brain disease, most probably paresis, over a period of several months. George Lane, a physician, testifies that Stewart had complained of hearing voices in his head and that he was delusional. Other witnesses describe Stewart’s eccentric behavior and his wife, Florence, testifies that her husband had attempted suicide. The transcript is incomplete and there is no record of a jury verdict.
Crime location:
Manhattan, New York