Annual Register Volume 1826

Annual Register Volume 1826

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...came to our assistance. On examining him we found that he had received some wounds on the head; we at length succeeded in removing him into the kitchen. My uncle had a black straw hat on while he was talking to the prisoner, which was given, together with the cleaver, to MrAdkins, the police-oflicer. A cleaver was here produced by Mr. Adkins, who stated that it was a sharp instrument, and that it had some blood on the edge when it first came into his possession. On its being shown to the witness, she was so much affected that she could not proceed in her testimony for some minutes This cleaver is the same I wrenched from the prisoner's hands. The drawer now produced is the same I found on the floor of the shop, and it is spotted with blood. My uncle's black hat, which is also produced, is new full of holes, and is my own make, and was delivered by me to Adkins. My uncle died on the 7th; he never spoke from the time he was found on the floor to the time of his death. Hannah Perry, the widow of the deceased, deposed to' nearly the same circumstances. Francis Elkington, surgeon, was called to the deceased, and examined the wounds on his head. There was one in the forehead, six inches in extent, which had cut through the bone and severed the membranes of the brain, about an inch deep. The other wound, which was on the back part of the head, five inches and a half in extent, had penetrated into the substance of the brain, a part of which lay on the surface of the wound. Death was a necessary consequence of either of these wounds. The cleaver produced was a very likely instrument to cause such incisions. Robert Boughey, a police-officer of Liverpool, in consequence of some hand-bills he received, went in search of the prisoner, more

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  • Paperback | 490 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 866g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236843711
  • 9781236843715