JOHN D. LEE'S FIRST TRIAL (1875)
first trial of John D. Lee opened on July 23, 1875
before U. S. District Judge Jacob Boreman in Beaver, Utah.
The trial ended with a hung jury.
July 23-26, 1875 (First Trial of John D. Lee)
Affidavit of Philip Klingon Smith
1871 (Mentioned in his July, 1875 testimony)
The Lee Trial - Deseret News
- August 9, 1875
Address of E.D. Hoge, Esq., Counsel For the Defense,
to the Jury, in the Second District Court at Beaver,
August 4, 1875
Contemporaries - Deseret News, August 11, 1875
Synopsis of Mr. Wells Spicer's opening address for the defense in
John D. Lee Trial
- Deseret News, August 4, 1875
George A. Smith Deposition
The Lee Trial! - Salt Lake Tribune, 1875
Newspaper Accounts Of The Trial
JOHN D. LEE'S SECOND TRIAL (1876)
second trial opened on September 14, 1876.
On September 20, 1876, in Beaver, Utah, John D. Lee
was found guilty of murder in the first degree.
Deposition of Brigham Young
Lee Trial, Petit Jury Impanelled - Deseret News,
September 20, 1876
Confession and Statement of John D. Lee
Last Words of John D. Lee
John D. Lee's Legal Team
Newspaper Accounts Of the Trial