Robert Marshall, Killing > murder, 7th December 1692.

Reference Number: t16921207-9
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Death
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Robert Marshall , a blind man, who commonly goes by the Nickname of Diamond Robin, was tried for the Murther of one William Curtis in Whitechappel . He came a begging to Mr. Curtis's door on the 16th of November , and he telling him, he could not give to every Beggar that came, the Taxes were so great; he was sorry he could not; at which the Beggar was not pleased, but called him Pimp, and old Rogue, and took his Begging staff in both his hands, and struck him a blow upon the Head, near to his left Eye, which made a fracture in the Skull, which the Chyrurgion said was the cause of his death; after which the Blind man endeavour'd to make his escape down an Alley, but was suddenly taken; other Evidence said, that he was not quite blind, but pretended to be so; and that he was seen to play at Cards oftentimes, and a man of a kind of a Rustical temper, very apt to abuse any one; and that he has took a Pen and Ink, and draw'd the form of a Ship; and was seen to step from Boat to Boat, on the last Lord Mayor's day, without being guided. The Prisoner could make out nothing to excuse himself, but what was very frivolous: So he was found guilty of Murther.

[Death. See summary.]

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