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Wellington, February 11. • , A great deal of interest was mani '. sued at the Supreme Court this 'doming, when Arthur Rotterraan v., a charged with the m'ur.icr of FniJppb McCann, Lucy McCann ana John McCann at Ruahine on 28th I")i cember. The accused, who pleaded ■"i; guilty, Wits defended by Mr C, E. McKay. In opening tbe case, the Crown (Mr Marshall) said that 't was a matter for congratulation hat wi'h the increasing population of tbe district so few crimes of this nature hnd ocuurred. He had been Crown Prosecutor for many years, and this was tbe first time he bad addressed a jujy on a crime of this sort Tbe first William Neil, ■ibonrer, Ruahine, paid that on Box

ng Day he met accused riding one of .■Onn's horses. Tbey went to -Ungiawahia together, and bad a good many drinks during tho day. Accused was drunk during tbe afternoon, and sobered at night. On the way home they bad a conversation about tbe McCann family. Accused aaid McCann was a good fellow, but he did not like his (McOann's) wife, who drank too much wbieky. Accused did not want to go home to VlcCann's that night, fearing a row with McCann, and rode with witness to the latter's father's place, but finally left there about midnight. Oa Sun day morning witness saw McCann at factory delivering bis milk bim. -elf.

Thomas James, storeman for Mun roe at Mangaweka, who has a wholesale license, said that during December ha supplied .the McCann's with eleven bottles of beer and' one of uhi?by, delivering the hamper on Christmas Eve. He saw acoused on the 28th riding into McDonald's stables on a horse belonging to McCann Albert Patchett, cheese maker at tbe Kuabine factory, gave similar evidence to that given by him at the inquest.

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THE RUAHINE MURDER., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3477, 12 February 1915

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THE RUAHINE MURDER. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIV, Issue 3477, 12 February 1915

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