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Most of our readers have read the particulars of a raost brutal raurder recently committed in the Victoria Valley, at Mon. ganui. It will be remembered that an inquest was held on the unfortunate young man, when a verdict of wilfuP murder by some person unknown was returned. Subsequently a person was arrested and tried before the Magistrate'on suspicion, but for want of evidence the case could not be proved. Mr. Commissioner Naughton then offefed a reward of £100 to any person who would give such information as should lead to the conviction of the murderer. Captain McLeod, of :the Rob Roy, wgict returned from Monganui 5 esterday, brings intelligence of the murderer, who is-°a Maori, having been discovered by the confession of his own wife, It appears that early on Monday morning the Maori woman came to the police station, aod confessed to having seen her husband commit the dreadful deed. Constable Crick, and an interpreter, without delay went out in the direction of V.cioria Valley, in searchof the murderer, but as the " Rob Roy" sailedthesame afternoon, it is not known whether they succeeded in overtaking"him. It is known that the murderer and his wife Were on very intimate terras with Smith otherwise very little credit would have been given to the report by the settlers of Moneanui — New Zealand Herald, June 3

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THE MONGONUI MURDER., Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 9, 12 June 1867

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THE MONGONUI MURDER. Wanganui Herald, Volume I, Issue 9, 12 June 1867

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