A Medical Man Convicted of Manslaughter.
Yesterday the charge of manslaughter against Dr. J. A. Moffat, formerly ofWibton, was heard before Judge Williams, at the Supreme Court. Some months ago, accused was called in to attend a woman named Cameron in child bed, and the prosecution alleged that culpable negligence on his part caused her death. The hearing of the charge occupied all yesterday, and at u o’clock at night the foreman of the jury came into Court and announced that' they were unable to agree. Judge Williams accordingly ordered them to be locked up until half-past eight this morning, when, if they had not agreed, he would discharge them. This morning they returned a verdict of “ guilty,” and accused was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment, with hard labor.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 223, 22 December 1880
A Medical Man Convicted of Manslaughter. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 223, 22 December 1880
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