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MURDER AND SUICIDE.

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MURDER AND SUICIDE. of Brnkintrtrnf^u!11cide have been committed In the village of lllgton, situate about four miles imm Nuneaton. The naiii-derer is A wetver, xiamed Thomas Charnel, famil v in ye1trs lias lived with his wife and "vicaraire .,f p^ti cottaKe in proximity to^ the drinkimr k ^ktngton. He was not adctict.ea to v ls. s&id to have been v^-ry much disliked J, pe-ple o, the village, owing to his bad temper and irritable disposition. He never associated with °I1f> au^ ^in manner at times was thought to be somewhat strange. On Saturday night Charnel and his wife were at iin!?6 *°&ether- B«twe*n 7 and 8 o'clock, the lattar undressed the shildren a*d took them upstairs to bed. jf her c'»ming down «Uirs again Charnel ask.d her the chddren were in bed. She replied iu the •ninnative after which be seims te have got up, seized hold of her, and inflicted several severe gashes in her throat with a razor. Her cries were heard by the eldest child, a girl about 14 years of age, who got up, ran downstairs, and shouted "Murder!" Im- mediately afterwards, the brother of the murderer, jvho happened to be passing the house at the time, ran and opened th« door. Lyi:ig upon the nearta. in a pool of blood, was Cliarnel's wife, and her husband was struggling with her upon the floor. As "oon as Charnel observed his brofier at the door, he deliberately cut his own throat with the razor, almost severing the head from the body. He died almost Immediately, and in a few minutes afterwards the woman abo ceased to breathe. j here were evidences of a severe struggle having occurred, as two of her fingers were cut off, and she *lso had a {rightful gash at the back of the head. Mr. xarsiirn5 surgeon, was sent for, but medical aid was of Do avail. The Charnels had five children. The inquest was held on Monday afternoon. A daughter of the deceased stated that her father had acted very Strangely of late, and appeared to be greatly troubled in his mind. The medical evidence went to show that the deceased must have been labouring under some Rental aberration at the time he committed the deed. The jury returned an open verdict.

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