20th October 1908
Reference Numbert19081020-72
VerdictGuilty > pleaded guilty
SentenceImprisonment > hard labour

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CHATFIELD, Ernest Bailey (26, labourer) ; shooting at Mabel Elizabeth Smith with a revolver loaded with powder and leaden shot, with intent to kill and murder her.

Prisoner pleaded guilty of shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Prosecutrix was a girl who had kept company with prisoner, and had subsequently thrown him over. In the box she stated that she was afraid of him but that he had not threatened her.

His Lordship was of opinion that prosecutrix had treated prisoner badly.

Sentence, Six months' hard labour.

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