Offence: Killing > murder
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John Banwell was Tryed for Killing Daniel Walter on the 13th. of October last, by giving him a Mortal Wound with a Sword near the left Pap , which upon Tryal appeared, that the Prisoner having fallen out with his own Wife, upon coming out of his House, met the party deceased, and without any provocation, pushed him, who thereupon demanded if he had a mind to be Boxed, which occasioning other words, the Prisoner went into his House and fetched his Sword, with which he assaulted the Deceased, and after much scuffling, gave him the Wound, of which the next day he Dyed. The Prisoners plea was, that he stood upon his own Defence; but the first assault being given by himself and the Deceased altogether unarmed, he was found Guilty of wilfull Murther.