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At the Police Court to day Louis Cbcmis was again charged with having murdered Thomas Hawkins on 31st May. Edwin Henry Bradford, Government armorer, deposed that he had examined the gun produced and found traces of soot on one Barrel but not on the other. Both barrels were dirty. He thought that the weapon had been recently dscharged, but whether a week or day before he could not say. Ho believed that both barrels had not been fired oil on the same day, as when be put his finger in the second barrel it came out clean. Tne inside of the barrel from which the soot came was comparatively smooth, but the other barrel was rough. He could not express an opinion as to whether each barrel of a double-barrelled gun, fired off on the same day, presented the same touch, Cross-examined: If two shots were fired, ho thought that they must have been from the same barrel. It would take about a minute to reload. William Skey, Government analyst, said he had examined prisoner’s clothes and the stiletto found in his house, but discovered no traces of blood on them. Several witnesses denied having personal knowledge of deceased having had disputes with his neighbors. Chemis reserved his defence, and was committed for trial.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER., Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER. Issue 7939, 21 June 1889

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