Adding sources for a criminal record

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I am the manager of a profile who has indictment records online. He was born in about 1775. There are not many records for this man, I found some possible census records. He was definitely a violent man.  I read some posts on this subject, they all are conflicting thoughts on these types of criminal records. I really would like the opinion of a well-versed genealogist as to the listing of these records. I hope this question does not spark another lengthy debate. The posts I read were, well, a little heated. Thanks.
WikiTree profile: George Copeland
asked in Policy and Style by Lori Harlan G2G6 (7.5k points)
edited by Lori Harlan

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Best answer
Would a free space page with his ‘bad side’ revealed and a link to it on his profile,with a warning/advice make sense?

That way people can make up their own mind as to whether they want to know it all
answered by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
selected by Navarro Mariott
Thanks for the star Navarro
+3 votes
I'm not sure why it wouldn't be appropriate to use these sources. Just don't put loads of gory detail in the bio.

I'd put that on XXXX date at <name of court> George was tried for the crime of <type of crime on the charge sheet>, was found guilty and sentenced to <type and duration of punishment> in <whatever prison or place, as appropriate>. If he was sentenced to death, put that he was given the death penalty and the date it was enacted.
answered by Gillian Causier G2G6 Pilot (160k points)

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