Court of Assize before Sir M.B. Begbie

British Colonist
November 12, 1877

His Lordship explained that the had called the grand jury on account of two indictments, one more serious than any yet presented, namely, for murder, but for which the majority of the evidence is mere hearsay, and coming through a great number of sources he would not give them the several depositions but they could call the witnesses. [...] The jury then retired and returned at 11:50 having found a true bill against Selcatcher for murdering Giles Curtis.

Source: "Court of Assize before Sir M.B. Begbie," British Colonist, November 12, 1877

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