[np: nd]. 9, [1 blank] pp. Caption title [as issued]. Spine reinforced. Light dusting, a few chips to blank upper margins. Good+.
Jim West was convicted of first degree murder for killing George McNelly; he was sentenced to life. This, his appeal brief, was filed by his attorneys, Sheeks & Sneed and R.L. Brockenbrough. West's claim of self-defense had failed at trial, although the jury heard testimony that McNelly told West, "I will see you before Saturday night and put more holes in you than there is in a sifter." His lawyers argue, "Deceased had armed himself and prepared himself to kill West, and flee the country. In his attempt to kill West he was killed himself-- a blessing to civilization and to society." Item #24075