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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

♦ (PER PBESS ASSOCIATION.)

"Wellington, August 26. Ohemls 1 evidence was oort oboratlve of a good many of the details given by hlo wife as to the articles m the drawer Alleged to have been overlooked by the police, bis own movements on the night of the murder, etc., bat m some Important particulars It was greatly at variance with hor'd. Mra Obemla bad sworn that a ooooa tin Id the drawer contained £7 or £8 when the pollae aetrahed, bat Ohemls said he believed be had taken cat ail the money there waij on the day after the murder. Then Mrs Chemla has explicitly stated thit when the police searched Ohemls they did not take him outside, and that BeDjamlq hod himself lit the lamp. Ohemjg without hesitation said he was taken oatalde to see better, atd he Appeared to think that he lit the lamp himself, though he did net seem quite ■ore about it. The third point m whloh his evldenoe disagreed with his wife's , wai regarding the ultimate fate of the qaail be asserted were shot on the Wednesday and Thursday preceding the raurdor. He said they ware eaten at dinner on the Sunday, and so far as he remembered none were kept for tea, and go one came In to tea. Mrs Obemle sa<d some were left over from dinner, and ahe gave her brother-in-law, John Dowd, one for tea. In other respeots the story of the qaall and how they were shot, two at a time, was on all fours with hie wife's narrative. Obemls corroborated Dybell's evldenoe as to the purchase of the wad outter. He had no opportunity of talking with his wife since his arrest, bat had a long interview with Mr Jelllcoa. He did not know whether his wife had yet glvan evldenoe. He explained that he obtained a doam ballets from Gibson to shoot wild pigs with, bat only used three, because they were too small for his Ran. In angwev to Mr Bell he said he did Dot wrap paper rooud the bullets to make them fit, but rammed the paper down on top, (One of the points of the proseoutlon at the trial was that paper had been used round the ballet to make It fit), Ih further answer to Mr Ball, Ohemls said he could not reoolleot whether he oolleoted any money for milk on the Saturday morning after the murder. Did not hear of the murder till the afternoon. Now he remembered it was about 11 a.m. at tho Rftlubow Hotel, Kaiwarra, There were no fragments ofnewepapet m the handkerchief take^ «ut to Inipeotor ThomqQq, Mr Bell asked witness why when o ailed Upon by the Jadgo to say why Sentence of death should not be pronouuced he did not mention this among other things, Ohemls replied that m suoh a dreadful position he only spoka what first omio into his mouth. He could not nay why he did not mention ft m his statement to the Governor. Mr Bell : I invite you to explain it now. Wltneae : I must have forgotten It: It oamo out farther on that Ohemls h\d * sheath knife, bot he said he never <*ore it. He had a stiletto alnoe tho waterworks were lH^pJ. He last used It six months ago. 1' l)}\ a sharp point hnd was not bant. The stiletto wrb bh-.v.u o him, and he was asked if he oould aoooant for the point now belag turned . Chl«t| WPsemd sqrpiUq |t« ooa«

dition, and tried to straighten It with h's teeth , but of course was promptly stopped. He oo old not nooouot for It, It was not 80 when ho foot saw It. He bad nevei threatened Hawkins. He last talked *l { h him about four months ago, Hawkins offered to settle the lawsuit foe £50. Told him he was always wanting money «,ad was never satisfied, r>ni also complained to him about Hawkina' children beating whneaß'r, and Hawkins cold it was not his children that bad done this. Ofaerais was oropped and shaved and appesrod io oonviot'a garb. Td.q Oomt adj mruod at 5 o'olook.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2210, 27 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2210, 27 August 1889

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