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Abraham Lincoln Murder Trial

Abraham Lincoln Murder Trial

Broadcast: October 6, 1982
Added: Feb 18 2013

When Abraham Lincoln was 40 years old he gave up politics and returned to being a lawyer. In those days he rode the circuit of 15 counties. Courtrooms were often the town Tavern and the cases anything short of murder generally. This story is a murder case, Abe Lincoln’s very first, acting as defence attorney for the accused. Although this is a dramatization the bare bones of this murder trial and the way Lincoln handled it are true and actually happened…