Chapter 10. Day One

Photograph of the Elizabeth City County Court House

Photograph of the Elizabeth City County Court House, undated.

In Forsaken, this chapter describes the first day of Virginia Christian's trial on 8 April 1912.  Below are court records from the trial that are part of the Elizabeth City County records at the Library of Virginia.  Included are:  list of witnesses, their testimony, and jury instructions.  Also included is newspaper coverage of the first day of the trial from the Times-Herald and Daily Press.