13th January 1896
Reference Numbert18960113-140
VerdictGuilty > with recommendation
SentenceMiscellaneous > sureties

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140. JOSEPH BURFORD (17) , Feloniously sending a letter to Mary Jane Salt demanding £30 by menaces without any reasonable cause.

MR. FARRELLY Prosecuted, and MR. GEOGHEGAN Defended.

The prisoner, in hearing of the JURY, desired to withdraw his plea of Not Guilty and to plead Guilty.

The JURY Thereupon found him, GUILTY .

His father spoke to his good character, and stated that he had been led astray by reading trashy literature and tales of crime and horror. The prisoner expressed his regret, and the prosecutrix recommended him to mercy.

Discharged on his own recognizances to appear for judgment if called upon.

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