The new Plymouth Murder.
f>BK PRESS ASSOCIATION.] New Plymouth, October 16. In cross-examination, Miss Ward still adhered to seeing Maloney at one o'clock on the day of the murder, and did not mistake anybody else for him. Michael Maher, Foreman of Works to the Borough Council, was positive he saw Maloney going m the direction of the Recreation Ground on the day of the murder, about a quarter past one. Witnesses to prove an alibi were called for the defence. Mary Bell stated that she saw a young Maori about on the day of the murder, about 1 p.m., near the road, but could not say whether it was the prisoner or not. Huriangi, a Native Assessor, said he knew accused and slept m the same room with him m New Plymouth for two nights about the time of the murder. Witness described the clothes worn by accused at that time, which did not agree with the evidence given by witnesses for the prosecution. JS. Fincham also gave evidence. The Court adjourned till 10 a.m. tomorrow. „_ New Plymouth, October 17. The first witness this morning was William Sole, butcher, who deposed that he saw accused at 11 o'clock on the morning of the day of the murder, at twenty minutes after noon, and at 3 o'clock, accused and other natives were m the room afc the back of the shop where he made up small goods, which he only did on Friday. Accused did odd jobs about the back shop and slaughterhouse for him. In cross-examination this witness said he told the police he expected Mahi Kai at his shop on Friday, and that he was there during the morning He denied saying that he did not see accused till 5 o'clock. Later. Sole was very severely cross-examined by Mr Fell, but the witness maintained he had consistently given the same version of, the affair as he now gave m his evidence, and told the police he knew of Kai's movements on the day the murder was committed. Albert Briscoe corroborated Sole's evidence as to Mahi Kai being m Sole's batcher-shop between eleven and twelve o'clock on the FrLlay that Maloney was murdered. In cross-examination lie denied telling the police he had changed his mind as to the time when he saw accused.
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The new Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890
The new Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2546, 17 October 1890
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