A Legal Point.
[PZR PRESS ASSOCIATION.
> Auckland, June 7. A nice legal point was raised yesterday in the trial of Edmund George, charged with carnally . knowing girl ,'under the age of fourteenyears.• The" defence was that accused had reasonable grounds for believing the girlo over* fourteen. The juryrreturried a Verdfct of .guilty; bufc the Judge, disagreed. Mr ' (tole; for the defence, urged that, the Judge could override the jury's Verdict • xlnder the provisions x>i last year's Act in :regaid to reasonable belief rof age; Mr Justice Connolly"reserved the point for the Court of Appeal. ,: ,-:A: :r 'f : '
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A Legal Point., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890
A Legal Point. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2435, 7 June 1890
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