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AUCKLAND-CRIMINAL SESSIONS. (Per Press Association.) AUCKLAND, February 17. , Tho criminal sessions of the Supreme Court were continued to-day. A young Austrian named Steve Jurakovitch, a gumdigger in the Houhora district, charged with committing a criminal offence against a girl under the age of 16 years, pleaded not guilty? Accused, it was stated had since married the girl, a halt-caste Maori, 15 years of age. Ihe jury returned a verdict of guilty, and the accused was remanded-for sentence and for inquiries' to be made into his previous ch'.Kßcter. „ „ . Jamus Walsh, aged 20, formerly an employee in the Telegraph Department and latterly a photograph at Rotorua, pleaded guilty to a series of counts of having obtained sums of money amounting to £279 by means of false pretences from the Postal Department at Rotorua. It was stated that restitution of the amount involved had been made. Prisoner was admitted to probation for two years and was ordered to pay the costs'of the prosecution. Henry Nightingale, aged 30, a butcher of Northcote, pleaded guilty, to assault causing actual bodily harm. It was. urged that the prisoner had acted under provocation and the bodily injury, a broken jaw, was more, the result of accident than deliberate design. His Honour remarked that the provocation was not sufficient to justify I the assault, and a fine of £5 was in(flicted. ■ :

George Harris was found guilty of attempted theft from the .person at the Whangarei racecourse, and was remanded pending the hearing of a further charge.

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SUPREME COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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SUPREME COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8797, 18 February 1914

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