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INTERPROVINCIAL

Auckland, September 4. The trial of William Black, charged with the murder of Robert Streeter at Gisborne, was concluded at the Supreme Court to-day. The jury returned a verdict of "Not guilty," and the prisoner was therefore discharged. When the trial of Black was resumed at the SupremeOourt this morning, Mr Williamson addressed the jury for the prosecution. He was followed by Mr Bees, who called no evidence for the defence. Mr Justice Conolly commenced to sum up at three o'clock, and dealt very exhanstively with the evidence, his address occupying two hours and a half. The prisoner, who during the whole day had listened with great attention to the addresses, collapsed when the jury were retiring. He fell from his seat m the dock to the floor and moaned heavily, and when he recovered he collapsed into a dead faint. He was carried into the court yard, but when they returned, aftor being absent for nearly an hour, Black, apparently m a half unconscious state, was almost carried into the dock and supported m a standing position by two warders, whilst the Judge gave the order for his discharge from custody. [ Dunedin, September 4, At the (Supreme Court to-day, John. Kay Waters and Adam Elliott, alias Stewatt, pleaded not guilty to an indictment charging them with conspiracy. This case arose out of the discovery of a still m Walker street, m which a man named Donnelly was found m custody, having been placed there by Elliott, whUe Waters informed the Commissioner of Customs. The two men afterwards went to Invercargill, where apparently the same tactics were to have been pursued. Both were found "Guilty," and the jury recora~ mended Elliott to mercy. Mr Justice: Williams sentenced Waters to two years? imprisonment, expressing regret that he could not make the sentence heavier. Elliott was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.

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INTERPROVINCIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890

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INTERPROVINCIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2510, 5 September 1890

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