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EXECUTION OF THE POOK MURDERER

(PBR PBBBS A8800IATI0ir.) Napier, May 13, Haire Te Pere who was exeonced fdf the marder of tbe Pjok family this morn* Ing met his f»te wlthoat emotion. At big trial at Glaborpe, Pere confessed to the marder, bat last Friday ofght made • statement to O»pt Preeoe R.M; He laid that be and his brother entered Pook'e atore for robbary, bat being deteoted bte brother straok Pook and In faofc coramttted all the macden white he, Hair#j looked on m bewildered astonishment. He atated to utberu that it was arranged among his family, that h9 being gailtleu. shoald be arrested and woald be got off, his brothei paying for the lawyer with the proceeds of the robbery. There being no oommanloation with the Bteatners owing to the storm, tbe hangman was oarried on, and a prisoner who is serving a ihor£ aenteooe was the executioner, for whtoh service the reat of hla sentence was remlttad. The Charitable Aid Board has applied to tbe Sheriff as to wheatbi hangman (• to be released, as the Board Is supporting his wife and ohUd, for the desertion of whom tbe hangmaa was sent to gaol for four months. It Is understood he ia to be discharged to-morrow, and his passage paid elsewhither. Oa bis release his wife will prosecute eg*!n. Two months of the hangman's sentence have been served.

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EXECUTION OF THE POOK MURDERER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 13 May 1889

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EXECUTION OF THE POOK MURDERER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2133, 13 May 1889

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