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New Plymouth Murder.


' New Plymouth, May 9. After the telegraph office closed yesterday, Dr O'Carroll gave evidence as to the injuries Maloney had sustained. He .described the wounds on the head. The ■whole of the wounds were inflicted by a right-handed person. The Adam's apple of the throat was fractured and smashed to atoms ; the windpipe and gullet completely torn and lacerated from the upper attachments. He ascribed death chiefly -to ■ the injuries to the throat. The collarbone was dislocated as if by the murderer pressing his foot or knee upon it. Examined Mahi Kai's , hands and found traces of splinters on. the top of one finger. These might have been caused by furze. The prisoner said he got them when cutting furze some time ago. Found blood on the inside of .his shirt. The .spots had apparently been spattered. Could not say whether they were human blood. Should not be surprised to find such marks on any one employed in a butcher's shop or slaughter yard. The splinters in the hand might have been caused by handling wood. The inquest waa adjourned at ten o'clock last night till this morning.

Later.' The inquest was resumed this morning when Dr Lcatham gave evidence much the same as that of the previous witness. The left eye of deceased was severely confused as the result of a severe blow from a fist. Believed the injury was caused before death. The other eye was much swollen and blood was oozing from the nose and mouth. He considered that Maloney must have been lying on his back when the throat injuries were inflicted.

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New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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