Can I find details about a manslaughter case from 1942?
May 7, 2012 11:34 AM Subscribe
Can I and should I request court records from a 1942 manslaughter case in Tucson, AZ?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Genealogical research has revealed a family member was killed in Tucson, AZ and a manslaughter case was brought against a suspect in 1942. I found mention of a case before a superior court judge in a contemporary Tucson newspaper but I cannot find any mention of a verdict.
Can I request court records about the case? If so, what governmental entity would I contact and what can I expect to find in the records? Would I need to visit Tucson or would the records be microfilmed/digitized? Would it be so detailed as to contain transcripts and such?