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New Plymouth Murder.

[PER PRESS_ASSOCIATION J ,"" ; ■■ ,r, New; Peyjsjkmjth;; May 19. At the R. M; Cpurt i|o-*lay, ft Mahi being brought up on remand; Mr ;3anmelß> said it was illegal to detain the accused on the charge of murder. The E.M. replied that he could not uphold this contention and remanded Mahi for another week. The inquest was resumed, .wj^n Rickerby, the-gaoler* gave eyidence as to the clothes Mahi had on "when he entered %e;,prison. rj [\ . I 'S L 'T 0 F.t A. T ■- Te Aramu, an elderly Maori, deposed to seeing Mahi "with other [Natives in New Plymouth on Friday. He was ftboflt town during the whole of; the^ornhig. He was with^Qkeroa.. He'theh'ia^LMhhi. This was on Friday morning. They saluted each, oth^r outside the butcher's ■ shop which is the restaurant. It - : was; befpre dinner.; Crown Prs^ect||or >• wanted at this stage to treat the^ witn|es as a hostile, one; but the Coroner/ruled that he could not be treated aa siichj.v/Witness said he called at twelve o'clock, dinner time, and saw Mahi before and after dinner. Had told Major Brown, that he had seen liim before and after dinner. On the inquest resuming at 3 p.uir, . Philip Hopkins, runner of the,. "Daily News," stited that on Fri<Jayi' 11th April, ' he saw the prisoner' hear 'Dr'tJciitham's house, and walking in the direction of tho I'ctTitulipn grounds. Tlij.s was about William'Webber,- ropomaker, alfloistaited that lie saw- the prisoner on the same morning going in tho direction of the recreation grounds,, ■ Agnes Allton, captain of the Salvation Army, deposed that the prison e'r came to. her house on the Saturday that Maloney was *ound dead. Tire prisoner was also at hor h«"se twice on the previous F ; ridjay . between 1 and 2 p.nj. -.The prisoner t>ft!id her (id that he'owed" hey. ' She asked him where lie got the money, and the prisoner replied his'fiithor had'sent" him £5 from Parihaka. . The prisoner had attended several meetings of the Army,

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New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2434, 20 May 1890

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New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2434, 20 May 1890