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EXECUTION OF A WOMAN

. PAINFUL BUNGLING. (per pbksb association,) Sydney., Jin nary 8. Louisa Collins, sentenced to death on a charge of poisoning her husband, was executed to-day. A serious bungle was made of the execution. The trap ori which the unfortunate woman stood refused to act and it was quite thirty seconds before the drop took- place after the signal had been given; All this time the doomed woman displayed wonderful calmness. When the drop fell the head was almost severed from he trunk. Mrs Collins was reserved to the last, and made no confession, ft is fbny years since a woman was executed m Sydney.

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EXECUTION OF A WOMAN, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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EXECUTION OF A WOMAN Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2032, 9 January 1889

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