District Court (Second District) Grand jury minute book
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These records are housed in the Utah State Archives' permanent storage room.
An agency history is available.
Scope and Content
The primary role of the Grand Jury is to review evidence presented by the prosecutor and determine whether there is probable cause to return an indictment and as such the Jury does not hear all the evidence, or conflicting evidence, information of that nature is found in the case files. This minute book records the actions taken in cases turned over to the Grand Jury for indictment. Cases involve assault, murder, fraud, larceny, burglary, unlawful cohabitation, adultery, polygamy, etc. The minutes provide the defendant's name, date, charge, testimonies presented, and whether an indictment was returned. Included with the Jury minutes are records of names of officials and maintenance notes for the building, jailhouse and records preservation.
Chronological by date.
Final case records from the District Court (Second District), Series 24071, are the findings of the cases heard by the grand jury in the Territorial Second District Court.
Criminal case files from the District Court (Second District), Series 24291, contains the criminal case files indexed by this series.
This series is classified as Public.
Cite the Utah State Archives and Records Service, the creating agency name, the series title, and the series number.
This series was archivally processed by Jim Kichas and Emily Gurr in May 2008 as part of a NHPRC grant project designed to preserve the historic records of Utah's Fifth District Courts.
Indexes: March 1893 term includes, in its preface, an index of cases heard. The index contains name of defendant, charge and findings of indictment,.
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