Vintage West Virginia; On This Day in West Virginia History, July 20th

July 20, 2022

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Vintage West Virginia

On July 20, 1874, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia set aside the murder conviction of Taylor Strauder and sent the case back to Ohio County for further action. Strauder was finally freed from jail in 1881.


Learn more: The Taylor Strauder Case "Horrible Murder" (Taylor Strauder Case) Supreme Court Case, State v. Strauder