NAPIER. Plank, charged with breaking and entering the Makotuku Post Office, was acquitted. James Palmer, who pleaded guilty to breaking and entering the Waipawa railway station, was sentenced to twelve months’ imprisonment. Percy Watterson pleaded guilty to maliciously injuring a portable engine at Mangatera. He had a share in the engine with the prosecutor (Brighthouse) and thought the latter had swindled him out of his share, whereupon he did the damage. He was released on his recognisances to come up for sentence when called upon. WELLINGTON. F. H. Crawford was convicted of sending a threatening letter to Maria Cullen, a woman with whom he had been living and had a quarrel. The prisoner applied for probation, and was remanded till Friday for the probation officer’s report. In consequence of his inability to secure a verdict in all the later cases under the age of coDsont law, the Crown Prosecutor yesterday withdrew those remaining on the calendar.
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CRIMINAL SITTINGS., Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897
CRIMINAL SITTINGS. Evening Star, Issue 10420, 15 September 1897
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