Sentenced to be hung.
by Lisa Y. Henderson
J. NEWTON FLOYD, whose trial had been removed from Gaston County to Mecklenburg County, was convicted last week in the latter County’s Superior Court of murdering RICHARD MARTIN, a free Negro, and sentenced to be hung on the 10th of June next. An appeal on his behalf was taken to the Supreme Court.
North Carolina Argus, May 26, 1859.