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A Sydney Tragedy.

At the Central Criminal Qourt, Sydney, the other day, Roger Henry'Jamieson was charged with having, on September 4th, shot at: Thomas' Frewin with intent to, murder him. The prisoner, who is [a young man, at.one time kept, a tailor's shop, and Frewin, who was a particular, friend, often came to the place. At last Jamieson suspected that undue intimacy existed between hig wife and his friend, and finally obtaining proof ■, that his suspicions were well founded, commenced divorce proceedings, and mfedo Frew|n co-rasoondent. Frewin heard of Jameson's intended action and decided to leaf c the colony, biifc unfortunately he w|»s j indebted to Jamieson m a considerable sum, and the latter obtained a writ , agaiost/him mid feast him into prison for debts ■ While Frewin was there Jamieson visited him with the intention of serving him with the necessary citation for tijie divorcd proceedings; att&? m at fmbment of supreme passion, at the sight of the-dlv Btroycr of j his household happiness, lie, drew a revolver and twice fired at Fr*ewin. Neither of the shots took effect, and Jamieon was overpowered by the warddi^who was m attendance. The dpfence was tint the prisoner at the tit. c " was so much worried by liis troubles that he was not really responsible for his actions, and the jury, after a brief retirement, returned v verdict of not guilty, 6n the ground that when the prisoner tired fclie shots he was suffering from temporary insanity. In ansvver to a question of the judge, the jury said they considered the man perfectly sano at the present tbne. The judge ordered tlje prisoner lo bo confined during the Governor's pleasure. ;

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A Sydney Tragedy., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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A Sydney Tragedy. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2553, 25 October 1890

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