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AUCKLAND, March 3. A woman named McLeod was found dead at her residence, Wakefield btreet, this morning. She was married but had been living apart from her husband. A man named Woods resided in the same house with her and he round her dead, evidently as the result or having taken poison. . -„ At the inquest held to-day before Mr Outten, Coroner, William Rueben; Woods said that he came home about 9.30 last night slightly- under the influence of liquor. The woman McLeod did not 0-0 to bed. At about 10 o clock she went out and brougnt in a constable. He did not know why the constable came or how long he stayed. Me went to sleep shortly afterwards and did not wake until 4.30 a.m., when he saw the deceased lying on the floor and found that she was dead. A constable stated that he was called in last night' by McLeod, who alleged that her '.'husband" was "rowing' with her. . Dr. Casement Aitken said'that death was due to poison. There were two bruises on the body, one on- the hip and one on the arm. The jury returned a verdict of death from poison taken while mentally deI pressed.

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A WOMAN'S SUICIDE., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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A WOMAN'S SUICIDE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8809, 4 March 1914

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