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The Gisborne Murder.

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Gisborne, July 23. The hearing of evidence m the murder case has been going on all day. Constable Farmer deposed that accused came to him and stated that on March 30, he went shooting with Streeter. They had not gone far before they sat down. Streeter said he would go to town, and Black gave him £30. Accused said he had heard since that Streeter had beert seen at Wairoa. Witness gave evidence as to the discovery of the body, and produced some shot and a photograph of Mrs Streeter found m Black's camp. Joseph Hart detailed recent conversations with accused, who told him that Streeter had cleared out with a Maori woman, and spoke of his fear of being arrested for the murder of deceased but protested his innocence. Sergeant Carlyon detailed a conversation with accused, who told him there was no fear but Streeter would turn up as soon as he got short of money. He said Streeter had £6, and that he put on his best clothes before starting out. The clothes produced from the body were old . working clothes, and no hat was with the j body. Accused tcld witness that Parsons told him that he had seen Streeter at Wairoa. Constable Riddell gave evidence as to the arrest of Black, and the identification by prisoner of Streeter's body, also as to the taking of the weddina ring presented to Mrs Streeter by Black. Constable Law gave evidence of finding the body, which had been crushed into a hole much too small. Wm. Good, jeweller, sold the wedding ring to Black. John Parsons, shepherd, told of numerous conversations with accused, who said that Streeter had gone to his brother's m Christchurch, and had been seen at Wairoa and Napier. He spoke of the improved appearance of Mrs Streeter, and said Streeter did not treat her well, adding "Thank God, he won't trouble her any more, poor soul." When asked by witness " Did you .shoot Streeter V accused replied, " How could I, when he was seen m Napier V Accused told witness they parted good friends, and after that he went shooting pigeons.

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The Gisborne Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2473, 24 July 1890, Incorrect date

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The Gisborne Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2473, 24 July 1890, Incorrect date

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