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TRAGEDY AT OAMARU

» , (pttß pAbs'b XeaioorATroK.) Oamaru, Juue 11. i At an early hour this morning the poiioe received information that Mrs Agnea HeyVood, wifeof'W. il t Hoy wood, lemiding ou the- --North,. road, had .died suddenly, and thjitf'hdr £ death wua; owing to injuries infliotod by her husound. On tbis iuforination the hueband was arrested about two O'clock thia morning. Aa inquedt whb bold to-duy, at whioh tbe evidence of v sistor ot deouaued went to show that Hoy wood hud not beiug living on very amioaolo terms with hid w«fe. It was shown that ueywood had lollowed hia wife (who wuh tnoiente) intohtr bourooiu, and that to eecapj him she had jumped out of a wltt ow, that he had ufier wards struok a sinter of deceased, and that the latter was shortly afterwardis keen lying on the floor, but the siator oould not say whether Hoy wood struck or pushed her, or igu|tbur she foil. After tnia the two *y^*oa ' loft the house, Mra Hey wood boiug taken ill on the rond. bho, however, reaohed her brother'a house, aud, bcoorning unoonsoioua, died ahortly after. Two dqotorß wt*ro m attondauce and m ttieir evideuod they eat i all the organs oi tno body woro healthy, and that dtttih muot Mayo beoa duo tv vioioace of Borao kiud, v blow or a fall, but there were no marks on the body of deceased. Doa h they eaid was due to compression of the brain due to rupture of a blood vassal, The police' m tueir evidence said Hoy wood had admitted ihat ho had pushed deoeauud and that ahe 101 l ou tho mat. The juty gave a voidict to <ho effoct thut deceasoa hud mot her death by violence, but how or iv what way thoro was uo uyulunca to show, Hvywood was ihen disohur^ed lroui custody .

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TRAGEDY AT OAMARU, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 12 June 1889

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TRAGEDY AT OAMARU Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2146, 12 June 1889

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