SUPREME COURT — WESTLAND DUSTRICT.
.(Before his -Honor Mr Justice Gresson., '. Monday, July 23rd. • [Abridged from the- West Gdast- Times.] .-..• Robert fetone, convicted, of robbery undejf?^ arms at the Black Ball Store, River Grey^wwas brought up for. sentence, v 'His Hono^ sentenced nim to six years' l penalser.vitude • for tkis offence ;~and for the further offence of escaping from *he Cobdeii gaol was ~sen- : 'tencetl to six months'. imprisonment, , injiddi? tion to the previous sentence. ••• - * " v LARCJENY.' \'\ • ' William Harbisson pleaded giiilty to the ' charge of having, on the 7th of Aprillast, stolen a purse ana "money from the dwellinghouse "of one John Edward Freeman ; anil was sentenced fco twelve months' iniprisoiw " ment with hard labor. \ J .'.'■' PORGERY, '»■' ; - WilUam -Montr essor, who pleaded guilty -to a charge of forging cheques, on the Bank of .New South Wales and vUiidon Bank of Australfa, was sentenced to three yeara' ijn« prisonmeut with hard labor. STEALING A W^TCH AT; GREYMOUTH. Johns was charged "with -having, in December last, stolen a gold watch and. , chain, the property of James Patrick Sweeney, ' The prisoner pleaded hot guilty, and was defeiided by Mr Buttonr ' ; The facts, as stated in the evidence, were - briefly as follows :— Mr Peter Larsson, a watchmaker,, then residing at Greyniouth, had handed the watch'and chain to a Mr Skeed to be raiEed. The articles were placed i by Mr Sl&ed in a glass case, behind the bar of Sweeney's- Hotel, from which they were afterwards missed. The prisoner had taken ' the watch for sale to .a Mr East? another watchmaker, who, recognising it, detained " the prisoner until he was given into custody! ' lie Jury found the. prisoifer guilty, and he was sentenced to 'two months" imprison-, ment with hard' labor, having already been ' live months in ga'oi. .••'-■■■ ..-■■■ ' - .'■■'•' ■■„ EORSE STEALING. •-.-.' Thomas Bray was found guilty of havin> in the month of December last, stolen a mar© the property of one]Johh lon, and' sentenced to six yer.rs' penal servitude. . . ' ' . ESCAPE. - ■ , James "M 'Gavin, chargpd with escaping from the gaol at Cobdenj was remanded for sentence. . THE FATAL FRACAS AT HOKITIEI.v .The bill of indictment . against W H Bracken, »n a charge of manslaughter 'was thrown out by the Grand Jury. • During the day the Grand Juiy made their presentment, to which his Honor replied.
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SUPREME COURT — WESTLAND DUSTRICT., Grey River Argus, 26 July 1866
SUPREME COURT — WESTLAND DUSTRICT. Grey River Argus, 26 July 1866
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