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At the Auckland session yesterday Joseph Hood was sentenced to four years’ penal servitude for ttie larceny of jewellery, and John Thomas Watts to two years’ penal servitude for burglary at Otahuhu. The le Aroha wounding case, in which John Hood was charged with wounding Frederick Hyde, was withdrawn E. H, Jaggar was charged with having obtained LlO from T. Slater by false pretences. Thin is the r.i r u in which it was alleged prisoner obtained sums of money by showing what purported to be a copy of a cable massacre from London intimating that he bad come into the possession of a fortune of over L 12,000. The accusation was that no such message had been received The evidence, however, was not sufficient, and Jaggar was acquitted.

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CRIMINAL SESSION., Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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CRIMINAL SESSION. Issue 7930, 11 June 1889

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