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[By Telegraph.]

Wellington, Nov. 19.

A horrible double murder and suicide whs committed this morning. A yi.uug man named Clarence .Miller, having allot lus far her, Edward Miller, 52 years of age, who was in bod, and then cut his mother’s throat with a carving knife, slashed his own with the same instrument. He had gone to the doctor’s for medicine for his father, and it was after his father had taken it that the deed was committed. The perpetrator was 19 years of age, .and was apprenticed at Mill’s engineering foundry. No motive can be given fur tke crime. All parties are dead. The father was a clerk at the Treasury and much respected. Later. Further particulars of the afi'air state that the father was formerly manager of the Bank of New South Wales. One of his sons lately committed suicide at the West Coast. The perpetrator of the deed was at times eccentric in manner.

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HORRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 24, 20 November 1879

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HORRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER AND SUICIDE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 24, 20 November 1879

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