Offence: Killing > murder
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Robert Palmer was tryed for the murther of one Edith Shank , wife of Edward Shank of Stepney , in the county of Middlesex, on the 4th of June last, giving her a mortal wound near her navel, of the depth of 6 inches, of which she died. The evidence said, that the prisoner, and the deceased Edith, used to call man and wife, and upon falling out, he drew his sword, and gave her the fatal thrust. The prisoner denied all, saying that he was not near her; yet the fact was plainly proved, so he was found guilty of wilful murther .