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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE

MAN OX SHOOTING CHARGE O.C. SYDNEY, July 4. A letter written to his mother_ in a Long Bay cell before he shot himself with a revolver was read in Central Police Court when Clifford Tasman Thompson, 32, engineer, was charged with having attempted suicide on January 29. Thompson pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to three months' hard labour. Thompson is one of the men convicted of having shot Dr. Reginald Jones with intent to murder. The letter stated: "Dearest Mother, —Please forgive me for what I am about to do; but I cannot conceal the truth of this affair any lcnger. Reg Jones and. myself have caused a terrible injustice to be thrust upon those other three men. I have made a confession and told the whole truth of the matter, and when Keg reads it he will come forward and tell the truth also." Sergeant Robinson said that when he asked Thompson how he got the j gun into the cell he replied, "A man who was on remand brought it in. He had it tied up between his legs, | and I persuaded him to give it to i me."

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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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ATTEMPTED SUICIDE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 165, 14 July 1945

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