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Weijjngton, June 2 t
The criminal sittings of the Supreme Court ■ opened this morning before His Honor Judge Prendergast. In his address to the Grand Jury His Honor remarked on the length of the calendar which, however, did not contain any cases of an unusual character, excepting perhaps one which arose out of the recent enactment by which a person charged with a criminal offence might give evidence in his own favor. • In this, case a person charged with permitting gambling on his premises was said to have given false evidence on his own behalf.
A true bill was found against George Smith for burglary.
Dunedin, June 2,
, At the criminal session of the Supreme Court Robert Ixoudie pleaded guilty to forgery. As he had been in gaol since March and the offence was due to drunkenness the Judge thought he was justified in not passing sentence now, but ordering prisoner to enter into recognisances to come up for sentence when called on. James Turner, John Turner, James Smith, and James Kerney pleaded guilty to Btealing rabbit skins and were admitted to probation for twelve months. They were ordered to contribute towards the costs of prosecution. Selina Callaghan, nineteen, for forging a chepue was similarly dealt with. Amy Bock pleaded guilty to several charges of systematic swindling and was sentenced to three years.
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Supreme Court., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
Supreme Court. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2430, 2 June 1890
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