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New Plymouth Murder.

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t . - A „. New Plymouth.^ June 2. X Seyerali tradesmen gave* evidence! ak)io clotlung supplied to t^e. prisoner. The Coroner stmimed'up, and the jury retired at twenty-six minutes past'four o'clock. They returned into court at 5.25, with a verdict to the effect deceased was wilfully murdered, and.that suspicion; rested on the prisoner^ . The Coroner declined to accept the verdict, and instructed the jury that they must either bring iiia verdict of wilful murder against the prisoner' -open verdict. The jury retired, and .on" returning, the foreman said that therejwa^Jittle prospect of the* 31'iry !arrj'vihg at a'-venSefc. The coronerinstructed them' again ttf retire, and he would receive them agayv. %ifc night. " ' Of.' ■':" -■■-.-■. oA rr.l The jury were locked up till ten'Ksfc hightj when the Coroner summoned; them before him: again;;; The Foreman faid .theyj were' unanimously' agreed r>bnrclhe verdict, " That the deceased watt wilfully 1 murdered, "and that -suspicion -resS23>n i the accused, but were not likely to bring [ in an o|>en,verdict;or ./Sne^of ;«^nlful murder against Mahi'Kahi " ' xtie jury were Accordingly locked up all night. Attift/ o'clock this morning the foremjtn. of th^

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New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2431, 3 June 1890

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