Henry Conniers.
4th May 1698
Reference Numbert16980504-12
VerdictNot Guilty > self defence

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Henry Conniers, alias Collier , of St. Anns Westminster , was indicted for the Murder of Henry Lemell , on the 14th of April, by giving him one mortal Wound with a Rapier, value 2 s. of the bredth of half an Inch, and 2 deep, of which he instantly died . It appeared, the Prisoner and the Deceased being drinking together, some Words past between them, on which the Prisoner left the Deceased and went home; and a little after the Deceased followed, and drew his Sword upon him, with which he wounded him in the right Hand, which made the Prisoner be upon his Defence: but no premeditated Malice appearing, and great Provocation given by the Deceased in a surprizing manner, after a hot pursuit, the Jury brought it in se defendendo .

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