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  • According to one source, many years after the duel in which he killed Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr was ultimately tried in New York, but was acquitted. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burr-Hamilton_duel
  • If you mean for the duel with Hamilton, he was indicted in both NY and NJ, but men of his station were rarely tried for deaths occurring in the context of a duel back then. Part of a larger gentlemen's code I suppose. He was tried for his conspiracy to build an empire in the Trans-Mississippi west, but Judge Marshall's narrow interpretation of the law as re: treason, particularly whether Burr could rightly be said to have been attempting or planning to "levy war," prevented his conviction.
  • He was indicted for murder, but the indictment was quashed. But at the time, dueling was legal in New Jersey where the duel was fought. He shouldn't have been convicted, on strictly legal grounds anyway.

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