MURTOUGH RILEY.
10th July 1805
Reference Numbert18050710-89
VerdictGuilty
SentenceImprisonment > newgate; Miscellaneous > fine

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520. MURTOUGH RILEY was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 5th of June , thirty pounds weight of leaden pipe, value 15 s. the property of Richard Wormington .

RICHARD WORMINGTON sworn. - I am a publican : I keep the Coach and Horses, Greek-street, Soho : On the 4th of June, I missed a quantity of pipe that was cut off from my machine in the cellar to draw up my beer; on the 5th of June, I met him coming up the stairs, I found in his pocket eight feet of pipe.

- HIDER sworn. - I am a bricklayer; I saw the prosecutor take it out of his pocket. (The pipe produced and identified by the prosecutor.)

Prisoner's defence. I know nothing at all about it, I was very much in liquor.

The prisoner called one witness who gave him a good character.

GUILTY , aged 20.

Confined one week in Newgate , and fined 1 s.

Second Middlesex Jury, before Mr. Recorder.


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