Jacob Turner.
16th May 1689
Reference Numbert16890516-1

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Jacob Turner of the Parish of St. Botolphs Bishopsgate , was Indicted and Tryed for the Murder of his Wife Mary Turner , giving her one mortal Wound upon her Back of the depth of 3 Inches, on the 2d day of January last, of which She died on the 16th day of the same . The Evidence against him declared, That he fell upon his Wife in a very outragious manner, and gave her the aforesaid wound. And that She declared upon her Death-Bed, that her Husband gave her the wound with the Knife in her back. And that when he was taken, he gave very ill Language to those about him, and said that he was not sorry, because he had a design to murder her for about these Six years and acknowledged before the Justice that he struck her with a Knife, which was produced in Court. All which was proved by very concurring Evidence. And that the Prisoner said he knew not what he did being not himself, with several other feigned Stories and Insinuations, how that the Surgeon was not careful of her wounds. All which prevailed but little on his side; so, after a full hearing on both sides, he was found guilty of wilful Murder.

[Death. See summary.]

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