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Early this morning it was reported to the police that Mrs W. H. Hey wood, residing on the North road, had died suddenly, and that it was owing to an assault committed by her husband. Immediately on receipt of tho information, the police made inquiries, and by direction of the Reeident Magistrate arrested Heywood at his house. From what we can learn it appears that about six o’clock last night Heywood had threatened to assault his wife, and she ran out of the house to her sister, who was in the garden. Some time after, Mrs Heywood returned to the house, and the sister on trying to get'in found the doors locked, but got in through a window. _ She noticed Mrs Heywood fall down in the passage, but could not say what caused the fall. Heywood then left for Oamaru, and Mrs Heywood and her sister followed shortly after. Mrs Heywood saw Dr De Lautour, who advised her to go home at once, as she was very ill. She went to her moths r’s house, and w'as there attended by Drs De Lautour and Garland, but died about eleven o’clock. So far as we could learn, it is not known whether Mrs Hey wood’s death was due to a blow from her husband or from natural causes. She was in a delicate state of health. Heywood was airested about two o’clock this morning and lodged in gaol. —‘ N.O. Times.’

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ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER., Evening Star, Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER. Evening Star, Issue 7930, 11 June 1889