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New Plymouth Murder.


.. Nbw,Plxjiq^h, May 13. ■ The inquest concerning 'the murder afc the Recreation -Ground was continued today. . ." '. ,;'.' v "'';■'," ' "■'•-"■ i Sergeant Duffin flatly^ontridiclecl the •' evidence .of the'^ness T Maher/who gave evidence in; favor fof '.tihe "prisoqer'J to the . effect that he saw'^tlie; decease^ alive between 1 arid.2p.m.; on.llth\Aprfll-'&he theory of the prosecution istl^ Wfoiloney was .murdered, between 11a.m. 1 aM 12. * Prisoner's counsel, it is) expected* Vill set up an'dlili, .relying on .the evidence/that Malbriey Was seen alive at;2p.m. Uiider cross-examinatioiij Sergeant'Duffiri sottejcl that he did not. search. house the day that the bodyjvras found, nor did. . he do so for two days Afterwards. A man - nafyed Carnell.had charge of the bouse on Behalf'of the police. Darby Claffey, re-callod, stated that; b| *

made an inventory'of the articles in the deceased's house, and gave it to Sergeant Diiffin on Saturday, the day the body was found. •Harriet Ward, dressmaker, deposed that on 11th April she saw deceased alive . at 1 p:m. in Ourrie street. She saw him as she was returning from her dinner to .the shop.: She had not seen him for nine c , „ months previously,^ but was quite sure , - she was not mistaken. «oa ' ,'. The inquest,was resumed at 7.30 p.m., when Miss Ward was re-examined. - ; New Plymouth, May 14. -. After the telegraph closed last night, :- .'Miss Ward was severely cross-examined v toy the Crown Prosecutor as to her identiv ficatiori of the deceased on Friday at one - ' o'clock. The evidence of the witness was '. unshaken.,. She '.skid'- she was perfectly ' :r sure it'wasl'Maloney, and that he was .going irithe direction,of,his home. i .; . . 'At theinquest^ which was resumed this morning* 'George, -Watson, _ a •, travelling •■cutler^and umbrella shaker' who lived at Napier, said he knew Mahi Kai by sight. He saw him in the Salvation Arnly '.Barracks, where" he sat alongside of his ■ iittde boy. Saw Mahi every night for weeks. On Friday, April 11th, between r' «levfett and twelve o'clock, was sharpening " In front of, the restaurant in Devon , ( street. Afterwards went to the telegraph '•',' "office" to sehd f a. telegram to Napier. SaW ' ■Mahi,bri r tha ( t Friday between eleven arid ' tyrelye alongside the grinding machine and •'."' opposite,, the restaurant. Shook hands £ „ , : with him; • i i ■ ;.-',- George Grey, counter, clerk, Telegraph - i=_ Office/ produced a telegram sent by Wilson '/; ion .Friday, April' llthj at noon. He gave evidence also to prove' that besides' the mark on the* telegram stating it was received at noon, Wilson had handed it in at ;that hour.' , \-

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New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890

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New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890

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