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CRIMINAL SITTINGS

In the Supremo Court at Blenheim yesterday Albert Kerr, 21 years, was sentenced to years' reformative treatment for an offence against a girl under 16 years of age. Benjamin O'Comiell and Samuel Emerson were found guilty of robbery with violence. The tormer received one year's imprisonment with hard labor and was ordered to undergo one year's reformative treatment, and the latter two years' reformative treatment and three months' hard labor. Christopher Tucker, for theft at I'icton, was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labor. In the Supreme Court at Hamilton yesterday Richard John Hackott, on five charges of theft, 11 of falso pretences, and ono of escaping from custody, was sentenced to tiro years' imprisonment on each count of false "pretences, the sentences to be concurrent. Judge Cooper, addressing the prisoner, 6aid it was a pity to see a man ot Hackett's apparent ability with euch a scries of crimes. He would not impose a heavy penalty, because he did not want to crush the prisoner utterly, but wished to give him a. chance. He hoped lie would serve hh sentence without givinir tho authorities trouble, and with ;i v:cw'"to having the ca.se properly dealt with by the Prison Board. Tho nrisoner was still in the prime of life, and had a chance of reformation.

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CRIMINAL SITTINGS, Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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CRIMINAL SITTINGS Issue 15671, 9 December 1914

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