23rd November 1846
Reference Numbert18461123-145
VerdictGuilty > lesser offence

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145. ANTONIO GUTIELLY was indicted for feloniously cutting and wounding John Maguire on his left arm, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.

MR. ROBINSON conducted the Prosecution.

JOHN MAGUIRE . I live in Sophia-street. On the night of the 8th of Nov. I was in the Harrow public-house, at Poplar, standing by the fire—the prisoner came in with an open knife in his hand, and stabbed me in the arm, through rny jacket, and through two shirts—he went out of the house directly—a policeman came in—I went out with him—a young man came and said the prisoner was in the Green Dragon—I had seen the prisoner in the house an hour before—that was the only time—there had been no quarrel.

Cross-examined by MR. CLARKSON. Q. What did you have done to your arm? A. The station-house doctor dressed it five or six times—he put some plaister on it—I did not go to the prisoner and say if he would give me 10s. I would not go up against him—I have seen that man before—(pointing to one)—he did not strike me with anything—I swear that—I heard no disturbance in the house that night about the loss of a cap—I did say the next afternoon if I got my day's work I would say nothing about it—I had lost my day's work—that is 4s.—I have lost my work ever since, through stopping away next day—I never told the engineer of the prisoner's vessel, that it had now come to 12s., and I could not take less—I said nothing to him about 12s.—the blood trickled down my arm from the wound.

JEREMIAH HOLLAND . I live in Robin Hood-lane, Poplar. I was at the Harrow, standing by Maguire, and saw the prisoner rush into the tap-room, and stab Maguire in the arm—he ran away directly—I saw no quarrel—I just saw the blade of the knife—it might be four or five inches long.

Cross-examined. Q. You do not know whether he was sober or not? A. No—I am not certain that that is not the man who did it—(pointing to one.)

WILLIAM PEATLINO (policeman.) Maguire said he was stabbed in the arm, and gave the prisoner into my custody—I saw blood trickling down his arm.

Cross-examined. Q. It was a slight injury? A. Yes.

RONALD ROBERTSON . I am a surgeon, and live at Poplar. I examined Maguire's arm—his jacket and shirt-sleeve were cut through—I found a wound half an inch in length, dividing the integuments—it could be inflicted by some sharp instrument—it was not dangerous.

(The prisoner received a good character.)

GUILTY of an assault. Aged 32.—Recommended to mercy by the Prosecutor— Confined Six Weeks.

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