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THE MAYBRICK CASE

(From Taomantan papers pec R.M.3. Aorangl )

London, August 7

Mrs Maybrick, charged with poisoning her husband,- James Maybrick, cotton broker, of Liverpool, has been found guilty of murder, though the expert evidence went to prove that death did not ensue from poisoning. The evidence adduced showed she had been a constant purchaser of fly papers, and the inference was that, knowing these contained arsenic, she scraped off the coating, and gave it to her husband in his food and medicine. The evidence also showed that she had a parcel of arsenic in her possession, and that ( she had been remonstrated with for tampering with, her husband's medicine bottles by Mr Michael Maybrick, brother of the deceased. The verdict of the jury caused some sensation and &urprise in Court, and there was some slight hissing. Tho prisoner, when called upon to make any statement she wished before sentence was passed, admitted improper familiarities with A. Brierley, but averred most strenuously that she was innocent of the murder of her husband. She waa sentenced to death, but it is expected that she will be reprieved. Sir Charles Itusßell's fee ior defending the accused was £1100. The " Times " ; expressed grave doubts as to tho guilt of the condemned woman, and endeavors are being made to stay her execution. Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, the Judge, who sentenced the prisoner to death, was hooted as he left tho Court, and thousands followed tho prison van conveying the prisoner to the condemned cell.

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THE MAYBRICK CASE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2199, 14 August 1889

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THE MAYBRICK CASE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2199, 14 August 1889

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