Criminal case against an Indian convert of San Vicente mission accused of killing a gentile Indian.

Serial Number
041-03099
Title
Criminal case against an Indian convert of San Vicente mission accused of killing a gentile Indian.
Author(s)
Gonzales, Diego
Navarro, Galindo
Date
08-08-1787
Date
02-08-1788
Documentation
San vicente, Monterrey, Arispe. August 8, 1787 - February 8, 1788. 12p. Diligencias. Signed, copies.
Summary
Gonzales investigates criminal case against 17-year-old Indian convert Merino, accused of Murdering gentile Indian woman. Results of interrogation of Indian witnesses reveal that victim received three blows and died following day. Merino says motive was that Brother of victim had killed his relative three months earlier. Galindo recommends that Merino spend six years at presidio of San Francisco as punishment. (J. Hiller, December 1988)
Persons
Gonzales, Diego (Teniente) (Comandante Interino)
Arce, Juaquin (Soldado)
Merino, Agustin (Indio Neofito)
Arris, Ygnacio
Ugarte y Loyola, Jacobo (Brigadier)
Fages, Pedro
Places
San Vicente (Mision)
Loreto (Presidio)
San Francisco (Presidio)
Arispe
Monterrey
First Location
AZTM, AGN, Vol. 120 ff. 247-252 exp. 11
Original Location
AGN, Mexico City, Provincias Internas Vol. 120 ff. 247-252 exp.
Language
Spanish
Notes
Appears as exp. 12 in indice del ramo
Reference Number
12000012
Rights
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