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TRIAL OF MACKAY.

STARTLING EVIDENCE

tPußsa Association.]

■WANGANUI, May 27. The' Court was crowded at the hc-aring of the Mackay case

A statement, sworn to by the injured man, Walter Darcy Cresswell, a returned soldier, was read, stating that Mackay showed liim an indecent photograph and made . overtures to I. mi. The witness then told Mackay that he would have to resign his position as Mayor, and at his'suggestion Mackay wrote a letter, to witness's cousin, under a. threat of exposure, admitting, indecent suggestions and evil practices. , Mackay pleaded for Lis wife and family, but the witness was unrelenting. Mackay then took out a revolver and shot him in the left • breast. The witness fell, and Mackay thrust the revolver into his right hand.' The witness came to and covered Mackay with the revolver. Maokay asked the Witness to shoot him. Cresswell'refused, and emptied the revolver. :

The -witness then ran downstairs ;md told someone he met that MacKay had :. shot "him. He also heard £? Jlc j?y s^ y «th^ t :& ,^s ■an accident, lie did not remember any more.

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TRIAL OF MACKAY., Marlborough Express, Volume LIV, Issue 124, 28 May 1920

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TRIAL OF MACKAY. Marlborough Express, Volume LIV, Issue 124, 28 May 1920

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