United States v. Kernan, 1887
[murder - manslaughter]
United States v. Kernan
United States Consular Court, Kanagawa
Source: Daily Alta California, 18 October 1887
The Consular Court held at Kanagawa by United States Consul General Greathouse, has rendered a decision in the case of John Kernan, who while in the port of Hakodate murdered Albert Halvorsen. Kernan was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years and a half imprisonment and fined $1. Whisky, delirium tremens and insanity effected the light sentence.
Source: Daily Alta California, 18 November 1887
United States Minister Hubbard has ordered a new trial in the case of John Kernan an American seaman convicted in a Consular Court of the crime of manslaughter.