The people of the State of California, respondent, vs. John Siemsen, appellant
- [San Francisco] : [s.n.], 
- Physical description
- 189,  p. ; 26 cm
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|KF224 .S54 S54 1907 V,1-2||In-library use|
- v.1 Transcript on appeal
- v.2 Respondent's brief.
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- These documents are a rare and original California Supreme Court brief and its accompanying transcript in the case of the People of the State of California versus John Siemsen. The case was tried in the Superior Court of San Francisco before Judge Carroll Cook and a jury. The defendant and appellant, John Siemsen, was convicted in a lower court after initially confessing to the murder of M. Munekata, the bank manager of the Japanese owned Kimon Gino Bank in San Francisco in the process of robbing the bank around the time of the 1906 earthquake, subsequently claiming that his confession was made under duress and, having been allegedly coerced, should not have been admitted into evidence. The weapon of choice was a piece of gas-pipe covered in paper which was used to bludgeon both Mr. Munekata and A. Sasaki, a bank teller. Munekata sustained an extensive fracture of the skull, which, with the resultant hemorrhage of the brain, was the cause of his death later that day. Sasaki survived and was a key witness at the trial. The Jury found Siemsen guilty of murder and a death warrant
- At head of title: In the Supreme Court of the State of California.
- Criminal no. 1417.
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