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JRlown to ««■«. Auckland, September 12. Garrett,tae young man who was blown to see m a dingy at the Thames, has been TIM» XJ>»r>raTHl« Mrnrd*r. The trial of Funcke for the Dargaville murder, is proceeding to-day. A number of special men are giving evidence m support of the plea of insanity. * Later. A telegram received from Auckland just before going to preas, states that the charge against Henry Funcke, for having wilfully murdered Constable McLcod at Dargaville, was commenced to-day. The medical evidence produced by the defence was very strong in.proving that prisoner was insane, and suffering from a delusion that he was being persecuted. After eighteen minutes'deliberation the jury returned a verdict that Funcke was not guilty, cm the grounds of insanity. Mr Justice Conoily airected that prisoner be removed to the Auckland Lunatic Asylum, and kept m close custody during the pleasure of the Colonial Secretary.

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2516, 12 September 1890

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