The Murder of James Carey.
Manawatu Times, Rōrahi VIII, Putanga 372, 26 Mahuru 1883, Page 2
The Murder of James Carey.
The Cape Argus of August fth contains an account of the final ex* amination of Patrick O'Donnell before the Police Magistrate at Port Elizabeth, on the charge of the wil» ?> ; ful murder of James Carey, one of the Irish, informers. ~ O'DonneJl's demeanor when brought before the Court was the same as it had been throughout the whole pro. ceedings, -perfectly cool. When" placed m the dock there was a slight attempt at applause, and the Magis^ -& trate stated that if it were repeated he would dear the Court. Evidence" was given to the effect that a " copy of the Weekly Freemen and ft wood* * cut of Carey were found m th« prisoner's box. ; •-.-, . Dr Ensor, District Snrgeon, was called.' MiT O'Brien^- 1 thinly docOT* 9 since you gave evidence m -'Gotirk, £. you have examined the prisoner's* ■-•' arm ?— Yes, yesterday/ I made * minute examination. In the left « arm the motion of the. fore arm is limited by an old injury to th«; * elbow joint, which he told" me had happened at Charlesville, The ; " * other movements of the fore arm are * ■ are right. The muscles between the s * fingeis are quite wasted, and the. - little finger of the left hand is i partly" ' contracted. He told me '/ tha^-ihjta* wasting of the hand came on gra- "" dually from overstraining the arm some four years ago, lifting some hay with a pitchfork. -For this condition, he was ordered to f uie/elec*. tricity. • Mr O'Brien— l want to show the reason why this battery was m, his pjopsession. Would such a galvanic battery be of service to the prisoner ?; - ■''■* .<. Dp Ensor— Electricity is used to restore wasted muscles as dMcrifoecDf* iMr O'Brieii— that is very' satisfactory. Thank you; doctor. His ;Worßhi|i-- i -Patrick O'Donnell yon are charged with the" 1 crime of r ' wilful murder. You need not' say anything unless you like, but Vi|hatif you do say will be taken down anl maybe used m evidence againat you. Have you anything; to wy ? Prisoner— lam not guilty, my lord, of wilful murder. It was done by me m self defence. Mr Carey pulled a revolver out of -his rrighthand pocket. "I snatched* the revoliis veroutofhis band.. ' T Prisoner, who" occasionally smiled, was iihen taken from the dock, arid? after a short : interview : with his agent, was conveyed to the North end gaol. : ! ' - "^ •''- ;^^sff In gaolj, on Thursday night, O'Donnell %as most restless. U He was heard throughout nearly the whole of the night, whistling and % talking to himself. Between eleven o'clock and midnight stones jvere^ thrown at the guard of- volunteers doing duty at the gaol. O'Donnell gives' the ;foll6win^ particulars concerning himself :— • He is forty eight years of age, ancU was born m the town of Mannacladdy county of. . Donegal, where hiss * mother and brother, Dan O'Donnell^ and a sister, Maggie Duggan, it ill 0 reside. He further states that when* four years of age he went with his father and his mother to the States, but after a. short absence returned' to^ Ireland. v> Subsequently"' ' tlxe v prioner paid eight to America, * and has, he Hays, several friends m Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. While the struggle was going on between the Noith* and the South, , O'Donneli returned to America from L Ireland, but seemed to have taken no part m that war. He followed the occupation of butler, though frequently between then and tha>l present time having visited his "i native land. His heart appears to have been centred m America, and * he took his citizens Kip papers on*^ the 6th November, 1876. 0n ihe r 19th of May last he again left Newir - York, with th 3 intention of coming to South Africa, but wishing to pay a visit tp his friends m Donegal, he landed m Londonderry, and spent- * some tjme visiting his family, when^ he again sailed from Londonderry cii rdu'lfe to South Africa. Prisoner states that the woman who came ouf with him is hi» wife