William Liecester, Killing > murder, 6th June 1717.

Reference Number: t17170606-35
Offence: Killing > murder
Verdict: Not Guilty
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William Liecester , of St. Martin's in the Fields , was indicted for the Murder of John Corbet , by driving a Cart over him the 7th of May last and giving him a mortal Bruise of which he died . I appear'd by the Evidence, that the Deceas'd was running a Truck to and from in the Highway, and the Truck threw him suddenly under the Wheel of the Prisoner's Cart. The Prisoner pleaded he did not see the Boy before the Accident was over, and it was thought by the Evidence that he could not help it if he had seen it, it was so sudden, thereupon the Jury acquitted him.

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