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The New Plymouth Murder.

[per press association.]

New Plymouth, April 14. The police are trying to get evidence in the murder case, but so far they have nothing of a tangible nature. , A handkerI chief was found on the prisoner, which it was thought might afford a clue,, as deceased was supposed to Have one'identical with it, but tins proved incorrect as the handkerchief could not be identified. From further evidence \it appears that the prisoner has heen spending money somewhat freely singe the time of the murder, and it was known that he had not money before.; He has so far failed to,satisfactorily 1 account for the money.' He says his father in Parihaka sent it to him,, but this is not believed as he has made several different statements, another onelbeing that his brother gave him the money. It is now thought probable that deceased had several pounds in bis possession at the time of the murder, as a few days ago he offered to lend a person £5, the offer, however, not being accepted. The. police have ascertained that a girl going to the High School oh Friday met a Maori in the Recreation grounds, The prisoner has not yet been identified by the gir], as she has not seen him since he was arrested. She will be taken to the Police Station to-morrow for the purpose of identifying him. The funeral of the deceased will take place to-morrow. Subscriptions have been made for the purpose of giving him decent burial, otherwise he would have had to be buried as a pauper*

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The New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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The New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2401, 15 April 1890

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