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<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18490820-name-826" type="given" value="SABINA"/>SABINA CASTERTON</persName> </hi>. On 14th Aug., I went with Mary Ann Callaghan to look at a room in Bell-yard, Westminster, about half-past one o'clock—I was behind her—she went up-stairs to the top of the landing, but she did not get to the door before Ann Gibbons came out of the room and struck her—I did not see with what, as I was behind her—I went down stairs, and Ann Gibbons came with a poker and struck Callaghan over the head with it—when she was striking her, she said she would split her head with a poker—I ran for a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18490820-name-827" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I was in Bell-yard, about half-past one o'clock that day—Ann Gibbons was drunk, and swearing about Bell-yard—I saw her take a great water-jug and strike Callaghan over the forehead—she then went into the room, took the poker, and struck her over the head with it—her head bled—I saw Stephen Gibbons
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<interp inst="t18490820-name-828" type="given" value="LEVI"/>LEVI WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I heard a cry of" Murder!" and I and my wife walked into Bell-yard—I saw Stephen Gibbons raise Callaghan up, and strike her with his hand, but whether on the face or the bosom I cannot say—I saw Ann Gibbons take the jug and knock Callaghan down, then she went and got the poker and struck her on the head with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18490820-name-829" type="given" value="GEORGE BROWN"/>GEORGE BROWN TURNER</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the Westminster Hos
<lb/>pital on 14th Aug., when Callaghan was brought in there—I examined her head and found two wounds immediately over the forehead—they were both cuts, but were not serious.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Stephen Gibbons' Defence.</hi> I came home at nine o'clock at night and she was making a
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<hi rend="italic">Ann Gibbons' Defence.</hi> She has assaulted and ill-used me; I went in at ray door, and she came up and was breaking it open.</p>
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<interp inst="t18490820-name-830" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CALLAGHAN</persName> </hi>. I did not—it was his wiñe that bit his ear.</p>
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<lb/>fined One Week</rs>.</hi>
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<p>Aged 40.—
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