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Althea And The Judges
Farce in the Bedroom, Bedlam at the Bar Senator Sharon’s Discarded Rose Packed a Pistol, Her Lawyer a Knife. Blood Flowed at Their Last “Appeal,” as They Ambushed a Federal Judge. as They Ambushed a Federal Judge
June 1967 | Volume 18, Issue 4
David Terry’s friends and partisans continued to see the whole matter in a different light. They wrote articles and pamphlets further presenting Althea’s version of the story and attacking Justice Field and the courts. But for Althea, that was all; her cases were over and done with. After a time she had nothing left, not even her mind. In 1892 Mammie Pleasant, still her friend and protectress, had her committed to an asylum for the insane, and there she lived until her death, some forty-five years later.