Reports of Cases Before the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland; From 23rd May, 1893 to [July 20, 1916] Volume 1

Reports of Cases Before the High Court of Justiciary in Scotland; From 23rd May, 1893 to [July 20, 1916] Volume 1

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... and Another. Edinb h Dec. _Murder. sider it safe on the meagre evidence you have heard--and which, to my mind, amounts to nothing more than that the man was there---then you will hold accordingly. I submit my view for your consideration, and it is for you to accept it or reject it. As I said before, it is suspicious in many ways, but it is nothing more. It is quite clear that there had been no inspection of boilers either by Scott or Monson; they seem to have spent a pleasant day bathing and boating in open view. No one saw them doing to the boat anything that was suspicious. It is all right while the children are in it, and it is hauled up while the nurse, Mrs Monson, and Cecil are there. That leads me up to the evidence in support of the first charge--the charge which was made upon the 30th when the prisoner was taken in Argyllshire and accused of this attempted drowning. Now, the Prosecutor says in his indictment that these two men induced Hambrough to go in the boat that night. Is there any evidence of that? So far as we can learn, this lad was very fond of fishing, and liked to go at night " splashnet" fishing. I see no evidence that there was any inducement here to go on that night at all, or that he did not go just in the ordinary course, to fish. Now, the boat in which they went out was the boat in which the net was. It is said there was another boat brought round and another net put into it. They went out in the boat which had been hired from Mackellar. It is said that there was a plug-hole cut with a knife in the bottom of the boat, which had not been there before. Now, gentlemen, there is no proof who did that. The prisoner's statement that it was out by Cecil himself is not evidence, but there is no proof...
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  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740998
  • 9781236740991