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The New Plymouth Tragedy.



New Plymouth, April 21. The inquest on the body of Stephen Maloney found murdered in the recreation ground on Friday week was opened this morning before Mr Kettle, coroner. Mr Samuel appeared for prisoner and Mr Standish for the Crown, Inspector Pardy , representing the Police. Major Brown interpreted. Mahi Kai appeared in the clothes he had on when arrested, with the exception of the boots. There was a large attendance of the public. Mrs Carrell, whe lives near the deceased's house, said she saw him on Friday week between nine and ten. Maloney always had his dinner with them, and as he did not come that day she sent her boy .to the Tibuse, who returned saying that he * was not there. At five she sent again, and he was still absent. Her son went next morning but deceased was not there. Maloney was in the habit of leaving clothes at her house. She handed over a . • waistcoat and a jpair of trousers to the ' r ,police which belonged to deceased. The . trousers produced were like those of .. 'deceased and the vest produced was like C, the' one deceased wore, but was not in her -''■possession. . The deceased had several '. f pairs ■of > drawers. He was a quiet old fellow and she had noticed him with a •••'• new pair ;of boots. She never saw pri- '■ soner before.' < Witness's son George was 11 chopping treeg in the Recreation grounds "with'a hook; on'the morning of the day Maloney was missing.

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The New Plymouth Tragedy., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2406, 21 April 1890

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The New Plymouth Tragedy. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2406, 21 April 1890

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