THE KAIWARRA MURDER
[FIB PKBBS JJBBOOIATION.] WsLMirGTOir, July 9 In cross-examination Dr Cabill said he did not tell Mrs Hawkins on tbe evening of the mirder that her husband was dead, but merely that he was takrn to the Hospital. He knew himefelf foul play had occurred, and told Sergeant Bforioe. He first diieivered the gunshot wound next morning He told Detective Benjamin the same morning how death had occurred. He had noticed Borne tears m Hawkins' trousers, below the pocket, whioh he thought were caused by substances which had been Btrnck m the waistcoat pooket by a bullet flying downwards. Witness was cross examined at g eat length as to the grounds on which he formed these opinions, and a' so as to whether the paper which waß foand by Mr Tasker might not have been p&rt of what witness had used to wrap the shot m taken from deceased's body. Dar Oahill said it was when be learned from Tasker's evidence that there was other paper than that of May Slst m the wound it struck him that, despite ell his care, a portion of hi* wrap^ ping might have got into Tasker's hands. From further discussion it appealed that tbe witness dta aot know the date of the paper be used for wrapping, And finally this portion of the examination eonoluded by bis sgaln saying he was not prepared to swear the May 31st fragments were not a portion of the original contents of the gnoehct wound. Witness said when he asked the police to let him have jOhemls 1 gnu they said It had not been brought from tbe house beoause It had not bean recently disohargsd. Chemls had been examined In prison but no marks of blood stslm or wounds were found on htm. Re-examined, witness said he bsd voluntarily first made a statement regarding tbe possibility of the wrapping paper befng mixed with 'he contents of the wound to the Grown Prosecutor, and had then, at the latter* ln«tanoe, informed Mr Bunny. Other witnasiea repeated their evidence si given at the preliminary enquiry. WHiJsm Demock, bacon ourer, who resided nesr the soene of tbe murder, and from whose slaughter boose the firßi wensge was telephoned In for a dootor on the night of the murder, had several dogs at his slaughter yard, but be did not hear them barking on the night of the murder. He therefore did not tbiok that any stranger bad gone up the road on that night, Michael Green, a laborer, deposed to prisoner having knook«d ofi work stt 4.30 p.m. on the day of the murder. George Lee, a carter, said prisoner rode part of the way home with him tbat night. Next morning at 6 80, he caw a man running up the Ngahauranga line Gross-examined : Lee said it was a strange thiDg to see a man running np the lire at that time m the morning. It was not light enough to see if the man carried a gun. He never stated that the man carried a gun He did not at the iime know tbat Hawkins had been murdered.
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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2169, 10 July 1889
THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2169, 10 July 1889
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