Chapter 10. Day One

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.