Digital Copy of Alfred Packer Supreme Court Case

The following digital exhibit contains the contents of Colorado Supreme Court Case #3095. It includes the Transcript of Records from the Hinsdale and Gunnison courts where the notorious cannibal Alfred Packer was tried. The case file is dated from 1898 but the transcripts contain documents from 1883 when he was tried in Lake City and sentenced to death for murder; 1885 when his death sentence was reversed by the Supreme Court; 1886 when he was ultimately found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in Gunnison County; and 1898 when he appealed his case to the Supreme Court but was denied. 

Please see links below:

Title Page

Writ of Error

Assignment of Error

Certification of Transcript

Transcripts