Was Shooting A Ghost Legal Defense In Hammersmith, England In 1804?

Was shooting a ghost a legal defense in a murder trial? In the London neighborhood of Hammersmith, in 1804, sightings of a ghost had everyone alarmed, and one local decided to confront it. He did, a murder trial ensued, and it was 180 years later the English courts settled the matter.

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Author: Gail Hodson Shirk

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