20th August 1849
Reference Numbert18490820-1553
VerdictGuilty > unknown

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1553. CHARLES VOWELL , stealing 2 jackets and other articles, value 2l.; the goods of Michael McCarey.

MICHAEL MCCAREY . I am a tailor, and live at 9, Goulston-street, Whitechapel. The prisoner worked with me—I lost the articles stated, on 3d July—I have seen them since at the pawnbroker's.

GEORGE COHEN . I live opposite the prosecutor—I saw the prisoner come out of the place on 3d July with a bundle, and go away.

JOHN GILBERT . I am shopman to a pawnbroker, in Whitechapel. I produce a jacket pawned by the prisoner—it has been identified by the prosecutor.

CHARLES TALBOT . I am a pawnbroker. I have a coat pawned with me by the prisoner, I believe.

MICHAEL MCCAREY re-examined, I received this letter by post—it is the prisoner's writing—it had the duplicate in it—(read—"The ticket of the jacket, MC CAREY.")

Prisoner's Defence. I had a shopmate who worked with me; his employer owed him 8s., and he pawned this coat and jacket; a row took place between the prosecutor and his wife; he struck his wife, and she would not live with him any longer; all I took away was one jacket; he owed me 4s. 6d., and I pawned the jacket for 3s. 6d.; my shopmate pawned for 8s.

MICHAEL MCCAREY re-examined. I had no quarrel with my wife—her father was taken with the cholera that morning, and she went out to him—I went out to the shop, and when I came back the two men were gone and the door was locked.

GUILTY . Aged 36.— Confined Two Months.

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