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The New Plymouth Murder.

[per press association. I New Plymouth, October 16. The juryman recovered, and the case was resumed this morning. Mr Samuel opened the defence, and dissected the evidence brought by the prosecution. Accused's possession of the boots was entirely separate from the murder. The evidence of the clothes was merely an assertion by witness that Maloney had things like them. He would call evidence to amply meet the charges made against aocused. Maori witnesses who slept the previous Sunday and Monday nights m the same bedroom with accused, noticed he had on creaking boots like those produced, also drawers and blue serge waistcoat. The owner of the boardinghouse was also prepared to corroborate that evidence. Two witnesses were prepared to swear they saw Maloney m town as late as one o'clock on the day of the murder, but according to the prosecution accused was seen m town at halfpast twelve. Mr Samuel further said ho would show accused could not have been at the place where the murder was committed at the time the prosecution stated the deed was done. Harriet Ward deposed to seeing Maloney m Currie" (street, going homeward at one o'clock on the day he was said to have been murdered. C«uld not mistake him for another man, as she had known him from childhood.

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The New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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The New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2545, 16 October 1890

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