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(PIS Pb*BS ABBOOIAHOK.J Wsuaworoir, Jrjly 8, ; The trial of Louis Ohemis for the' murder of Thomas Hawkins, near Kai* warra, on May 31, began 'before the Chief Justioe to-day. Mr Bell and Mr Riohmond appeared for the Grown, Mr Bunny and Mr Devine for prisoner. The chamber war crowded. A large map of the country Bar* rounding the saene of the crime was displayed on an easel for the benefit of the jury, and on a table were photographs of the place and of the pieoes of paper taken from the wound m the body; also a photo lithograph of the " Evening Post " showing the line of fissure for the purpose of enabling comparison. Mr Bell opened for the. Orowp, and so far has been taking muon the same line as at the Magistrate's Court. He said though no blood - was found on the prisoner's there hat) been plenty of time to remove all txaoes before the police appeared. He detailed the f discovery of the paper m the wound fitting the issue of the " Evening PoBt " of Marsh IS- m OhemisV house, and told the_ jury this wt^ the cardinal point oa whiob the ißsae hung*

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THE KAIWARRA MUBDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2167, 8 July 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MUBDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2167, 8 July 1889

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