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The New Plymouth Murder.

; [PJBJR. PRJBSS ASSOOIA.TIOHVI New Plymouth, October 18. ; William Gray gave evidence also as to what the Maoris were doing on the day of j the murder. - Inspector Pardy gave rebutting evidence. ,He contradicted the evidence of the witness named Sole, called for the defence. Sole stated that he saw the. prisoner at the shop m Devon street between 11 and 12 a.m. on the day of the murder. Inspector Pardy swore that Solo told him he did not Bee the prisoner on that day till 3* He also contradicted tho evidence of the witness Briscoe, called for the defence on the same point to prove an aHbi. : : - An'• alteration' occurred between Mr Samuel and Inspector Pardy. Mr Sam uel asked Inspector Pardy if he had net asked Mrs Newland to get her son-in-law to contradict, what he had told Sergeant Duffin, and lie (Pardy) would, report favorably oil a suspicious fire that had occurred at Mrs Newland's house, which was then under 1 investigation by the police. Pardy indignantly denied this, and the Judge 1 ;said Mr Samuel should not have asked such a question unless he was prepared to prove it. The Court adjourned till Monday. New Plymouth. October 20. Mr 'bamuel commenced his address for the defence at 9 o'clock, and is expected to speak for four hours. The Judge gave him permission to call witnesses when the train came m to rebut evidence given by Inspector Pardy. Later. Mr Samuel's address was interrupted by. the arrival of a witness from Hawera, named Mary Newland, who deposed to 1 having three "interviews with Inspector T*alftly respecting the fire m her house m New Plymouth on the Ist and 3rd, and told him what her son-in-law said about what accused wore, and asked her to sound him and see if he contradicted himself, and to let him, know, and he would try to give a favorable' report about the fire, ho that she could get her insurance. Mr Pardy asked her to meet him w^th an answer at St. Mary's Church, but ishe did not go. In cross-examination the witness Mary Newland was examined as to her previous career and character. Many questions she refused to answer.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2548, 20 October 1890

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The New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2548, 20 October 1890