27th February 1882
Reference Numbert18820227-369
VerdictsNot Guilty > unknown; Guilty > unknown
SentencesImprisonment > hard labour

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369. JOHN HAMMOND (24) , Feloniously killing and slaying Elizabeth Hammond.

MESSRS. POLAND and MONTAGU WILLIAMS Prosecuted. The surgeon being unable to state whether the deceased died from the prisoner's

violence or from natural causes, MR. POLAND, at the suggestion of the COURT, withdrew from the prosecution, and a verdict of

NOT GUILTY was given upon this indictment ; but the Jury afterwards found the prisoner GUILTY of a common assault . A certificate of his previous conviction of assaulting the deceased in 1879 was then put in.— Twelve Months' Hard Labour.

Before Mr. Recorder.

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