Robert Warder, Killing > murder, 23rd February 1683.

Reference Number: t16830223-15
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Not Guilty

Robert Warder , was Indicted together with one Bucannan, for the Murthering of John Sexton in Grayes-Inn Lane on the Eleventh of this Instant February but the latter not appearing, the Circumstances that attended the Tryal of the former, were these, Sexton being abroad

on the Evening of the day aforesaid; about a quarter past Eight, met four men, one of which struck him over the head with his Stick, upon which offering to defend himself and asking what was the reason of such an abuse; another of the Company steped in and ran him through, of which wound he died in a few hours, and the suspition had of the Prisoner, was grounded upon this reason; that a little before the Murther; he was observed to be at a dishonest house, with three hectoring Blades, and that upon the death of Soxton they were all absented; but there being only, presumption Evidence, and no possitive proof he was acquitted .


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