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Mrs Agnes Ann Corrado, wife of Pietro Corrado, an Italian, a clerk in the Colonial Insurance Office at Wellington, was arrested last night on a charge of murdering her girl four months old. When Corrado went homo his little daughter of five told him that her mother had put the baby into a bath in the morning face downwards, and kept it there all day. Running upstairs ho found the child dead on the bed, and sent for Dr Fell, to whom, as well as to the police afterwards, Mrs Corrado confessed that she had deliberately drowned it, adding that it was not hers, that the child had been changed, and that was the best thing to do with it. She seemed perfectly rational while making this strange statement, but six years ago she was in a private asylum near Dunedin; since then it is stated she has shown no signs of insanity. Mrs Corrado Is English, and about thirty-five years of age. At the Police Court to-day Mrs Corrado was charged with murder and remanded for a week.

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A MOTHER DROWNS HER CHILD., Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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A MOTHER DROWNS HER CHILD. Issue 8033, 9 October 1889

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