Coroner’s Jury Find That Shooting Was Done While Cecil Redpath Was Temporarily Insane.

The inquest on the bodies of Mrs. Redpath and her son Clifford Redpath, was held in the parlour of the residence yesterday afternoon. It was strictly private but the following verdict was given out for publication afterwards: “That Mrs. Redpath came to her death by gunshot wounds inflicted by her son, J. Clifford Redpath, while in a fit of temporary insanity brought on by an epileptic fit, and while unconscious of what he was doing, and that at the same time he came to his death by a gunshot wound inflicted on himself.”

Coroner McMahon presided at the inquest. A list of the jurors was not furnished the press. The principal witness was Mr. Peter Redpath, brother of deceased, who described the discovery of the bodies after the shooting.

Drs. Campbell, McKenzie and Hatton gave medical evidence as to the condition of the bodies and the removal of Clifford Redpath to the Royal Victoria Hospital. Miss. Rose Shallow, one of the domestics, testified that she had no knowledge of any revolvers being in the house, and Dr. Patton stated that at the moment when Clifford Redpath was discovered he had every symptom of cerebral congestions, and that he had every reason to believe that the act had been committed while the young man was under the influence of an epileptic fit.

Source: Unknown, "The Redpath Tragedy," The Montreal Daily Star, June 15, 1901. Notes: PG, 24

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