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SUPREME COURT

WELLINGTON

In the Supreme Court to-day William Amos Mullins, who created a sensation at 102 Clyde quay on the night of the 13th August by attempting to murder his wife and commit suicide, was sentenced to imprisonment with hard labor for the term of bis natural life on the charge of attempted murder, and on the charge of attempted suicide was ordered to come up for sentence when called upon. His Honor remarked that to let the prisoner go would be to risk the life of the community-. The sacredness of human life was the basis of our civilisation, and if it lost this it would go to perdition. John Ryan, for receiving stolen property, was sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

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SUPREME COURT, Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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SUPREME COURT Issue 15654, 19 November 1914

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