The public will be scarcely surprised to learn that the trial of the Constable Carrol, for being guilty of, or implicated in, the murder of the late Mrs. Donnelly, has resulted in the disagreement of the jury. No one who is acquainted with the facts connected with the murder of the Donnelly family but must regret that the law, so far, has failed to bring the murderers to justice; but, from the evidence elicited at the trial, the majority will also agree that the evidence against the prisoner would scarcely have justified a verdict of guilty. The evidence of the boy Connors pointed directly to Carroll, if not the murderer of, at least being present with the gang on the been caused.

Source: Unknown, "The Biddulph Trials," Listowel Banner, October 15, 1880.

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