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" ' Vrriffiths, if ho was defended by Son, was charged before 3ft- :3 --% Kettle S.M., in the Police % *£££; that on March VI he ■Col"*- of Benjamin C. Hendry conducted was on the lines : M f t cfduced at the inquest, and *£ ifttow oi the deceased said in the her cross-examination that he WiBM, 01 .% ow . a man named Lees on weal*? 0 She d id not hear her busm fs&ito awused that she ***** on the night in question. aiit«*T Togo t0 the room after hearing a ■ Toiee« a nd take her husbana c - Ita which Griffiths locked the »«3?:.X did not remember her husdoor ;•'w ll einjr Griffiths' dioor with a K3**3. » nd the acoused did no i on his head. Neither did fb &r that her husband struck him who occupied the IS "L Griffiths and Lees, described He saw Griffiths seize a To/, Lundon, •'wsaid- he remembered seeing the ."S-aet morning wrapping up a wood^ in a bit on the S question he was the. worse for ■*k"«a obtained p<™ 3s '°" ir ° m « MflM3 to lie down. He paid her Is a shakedown. When £&£ tZ to he'gave witness a drink 2EwS* Tfo accused might have JS arinkor two, but, was not drunk. SiStoJ ran in with a billet of socket Griffith.' I\a The "accused was drinking from a XSi-rtefte , to guard himself or to Zrti» boMe at Mores witness could rSTL-Jloies , head was bleeding, but S'-ffl not see him lying on the *nor"> T eS; morning the accused left the Ice''of wood with which .Mores had Stuck-at him with the barman of the ■Aksandra Hotel. Hendry, witness said 'le was now undergoing a sentence, and Lrand tie accused had been together X the exercise yard of the gaol. Griffiths T «aid nothing about the occurrence except -Mi le-lad been arrested for "murdering Mores.?-Witness denied that he had , jaM to" two police officers that he was dead .drunk at ; the time and remembered ..nothing'-. : - ■ Aitdephdne message to the Alexandra Hotel gave the information that a piece nt Hood-stained wood had been left there, Jrat-lad since been burned. The accused pleaded not guilty, and» hserving Ms defence, was committed for trial

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BOARDINGHOUSE FATALITY., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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BOARDINGHOUSE FATALITY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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