From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/8/1864, p.1, c. 7
Charged with Murder. – On Saturday last complaint was lodged against a white man named William Kothea, charging him with whipping Allen, a servant hired by him from James Moore, so severely as to cause his death in twenty-four hours afterwards. The affair occurred on Thursday morning and the following day the negro died. Coroner Sanxay summoned a jury of inquest over the body yesterday morning, but in the absence of witnesses and the physician who attended the deceased, the inquest was postponed. Officer Kelley arrested Kothea and lodged him in the upper station-house.