Old Bailey Proceedings Online (www.oldbaileyonline.org, version 8.0, 01 June 2023), February 1882, trial of JOHN HAMMOND (24) (t18820227-369).

JOHN HAMMOND, Killing > manslaughter, Breaking Peace > assault, 27th February 1882.

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.