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Kent Spriggs Papers

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This collection consists of Kent Spriggs' case files related to the 1973 retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick of the Quincy Five and those related to Keaton et al. v. Townsend, a civil case brought by the Quincy Five against the State of Florida and Joe Townsend for the coerced testimony that implicated the men in the case. Included in these files are correspondence with Alfonse Figgers, Dave Keaton, David Charles Smith, Johnny Frederick, and Johnny Burns who were collectively known as the Quincy Five.

For more information about this collection, please see the finding aid.

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Car
Car
Summary: Handwritten and typed documents regarding the getaway car.
Case Against the Jacksonville Three
Case Against the Jacksonville Three
Summary: Handwritten documents regarding the Jacksonville Three.
Clippings from the Tallahassee Democrat
Clippings from the Tallahassee Democrat
Summary: Clippings from articles published in the Tallahassee Democrat along with handwritten notes.
Confession Exhibits
Confession Exhibits
Summary: Handwritten and typed documents regarding the trial of the Quincy Five, including interviews at the sheriff's office at Leon County Jail.
Crime Scene Witnesses
Crime Scene Witnesses
Summary: Handwritten and typed documents regarding the witnesses brought at the trial of the Quincy Five.
Dave Keaton
Dave Keaton
Summary: Handwritten documents regarding Dave Keaton.
Dave Keaton, Case Number 007
Dave Keaton, Case Number 007
Summary: Handwritten and typed correspondence and documents regarding Dave Keaton.
Dave Keaton, Transfer to Quincy
Dave Keaton, Transfer to Quincy
Summary: Handwritten and typed correspondence regarding Dave Keaton being transferred to Quincy.
Depositions of Raymond Hamlin and Lavelle Pitts
Depositions of Raymond Hamlin and Lavelle Pitts
Summary: Typed transcript of the depositions.
Discovery Answers
Discovery Answers
Summary: Handwritten and typed documents regarding interviews with witnesses done prior to the trial of the Quincy Five.
Documents regarding Keaton v. Townsend
Documents regarding Keaton v. Townsend
Summary: Documents relating to the lawsuit brought against Joe Townsend and the State of Florida by Dave Keaton.
Documents regarding Keaton v. Townsend
Documents regarding Keaton v. Townsend
Summary: Documents relating to the lawsuit brought against Joe Townsend and the State of Florida by Dave Keaton.
Documents regarding a Motion to Suppress, Quincy Five Retrial
Documents regarding a Motion to Suppress, Quincy Five Retrial
Summary: Documents, notes, facts and details created and collected by Kent Spriggs as part of his defense of members of the Quincy Five, specifically regarding planning for a motion to suppress as part of trial proceedings.
Documents regarding the Quincy Five
Documents regarding the Quincy Five
Summary: Documents, notes, facts and details collected by Kent Spriggs as part of his defense of members of the Quincy Five in the 1970s.
Eight Defendants
Eight Defendants
Summary: Newspaper clippings about the Quincy Five and the Jacksonville Three along with pictures and profiles of the men arrested.
Exhibits
Exhibits
Summary: Handwritten and typed lists of exhibits used in the trials of the Quincy Five.
Fingerprints
Fingerprints
Summary: Typed documents regarding fingerprints collected as part of the investigation into the robbery and murder at Luke's Grocery.
Formal Retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick
Formal Retrial of Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick
Summary: Documents on the retrial for two of the Quincy Five, Dave Keaton and Johnny Frederick.
General Correspondence
General Correspondence
Summary: Handwritten and typed correspondence and documents regarding the re-trial of the Quincy Five.
Interview with Benjamin Franklin Pye
Interview with Benjamin Franklin Pye
Summary: Transcript of interview with Benjamin Franklin Pye at the Leon County Jail in the presence of his attorney, Brian Hayes.

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