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SUPPLES RE SPITE.

Bjepbrrino to the respite of Supple, the Argits of the Bth. says:— "The petitions praying for commutation of the sentence on Q. H. Supple, and the communication f om the leading members of the bar of their opinion that the prisoner bad been wrongfully convicted, were yesterday considered by the Executive Council. After a prolonged deliberation, it was determined to reprieve Supple, to afford time for the points of law to be argued before the Privy Council. There are three points : first, that Walsbe's deposition was improperly received in evidence ; secondly, that Mr. Hit<ml>otham was improperly refused permission to reply on the rebutting evidence adduced for the Crown; and, thirdly, that the special finding of the jury reduced the case from one of murder to manslaughter. It is probable that M?. J. D. Wood will be asked to argue the point* on behalf of the prisoner before the Privy Council. "When the news of the reprieve 1 was communicated to Supple, he seemed ! much pleased; and said he was thanKful for ! it,ifor the sake of his. sisters. ' His irons have been struck off, and .he will, pending i the result' of the appeal to the Privy Council, j be treated in accordance with, the gaol regulations for the treatment of prisoners await* f tag trial 1 * . i

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SUPPLE'S RESPITE., Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4107, 20 October 1870

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SUPPLE'S RESPITE. Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXVI, Issue 4107, 20 October 1870

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