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THE CISBORHE MURDER CASE.

SENTENCE OF DEATH. (PIB PBBBB ASSOCIATION.) Gisboene, Marob 28. This morning, when the Court opened, Mr Gully EUmmed up the evidence for the prosecution, and addressed the jury eloquently for an hour. Mr Kenny proposed to c*U no evidence, and addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner, pointing out places where there was lack of evidence, and where other discrepancies occnrrei. He impressed upon them that unleßS they had the clearest evidence they should not bring in a verdict that prisoner should be hanged, Justice Richmond likened the evidence to • bundle of sticks. The bundle might be broken stick by stick, but the whole was strong. The case did not depend on single facts, bat on the correspondence of the whole. The boot and footprint might alone belnaufficient to warrant a conviction; Mr Kenny had given np the contention that prisoner took the inland route, admitting that he took the beach road. His Honor carefully reviewed the evidence relating to blood marks on the clothing, prisoner's demeanour and conversation in gaol, and other points of the evidence. He asked—Did the evidence leave their minds with any reasonable doubt that prisoner was guilty / At 1 30 the jury retired, and at 445 brought in a verdict of " Guilty." Prisoner had nothing to say why sentence of death should not be passed on him.

Bis Honor said the evidence on the whole satisfied the jury and himself that prisoner wa9 guilty of murder. The conviction wbb largely brought about by his own countrymen ani relations His Honor then put on the black oap and passed the usual sentence of death. Prisoner never gave expression to any emotion throughout the sentence, and walked calmly away to the gaol. He will bo taken to Napier for execution.

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THE CISBORHE MURDER CASE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2097, 29 March 1889

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THE CISBORHE MURDER CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2097, 29 March 1889

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