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A Medical Man Convicted of Manslaughter.

[by telegraph.]

Invercargill, To-day.

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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A Medical Man Convicted of Manslaughter. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 223, 22 December 1880

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