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DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE IN HEREFORDSHIRE.

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DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE IN HEREFORD- SHIRE. Another outrage in some respects similar to one com- mitted in the above county in January last, and for which Thomas Watkins suffered the extreme penalty of the law in April, has taken place in Hertfordshire. A man named Joseph Morris shot his wife in the head on Friday evening. It appears that Morris, who is a very loose character, has been in the 7th Hussars, from which regiment he deserted no less than four different times, was consequently branded with the letter D, had received thirty lashes, and the last time sentenced by court-martial to twelve months' imprisonment, at the termination of which he was drummed out. While ab- sent from his regiment on the last occasion he com- mitted a burglary at Eardisland, in Herefordshire, and was sentenced at the Hereford quarter sessions, in 1852, to nine months' imprisonment, at the completion of which term he was delivered to the above regiment. Since his release from prison he has been roving about the county, and about a fortnight since returned to his wife at Kinshaw, a village about three and a half miles from Presteign, on the borders of Radnorshire. He was married to this woman, whose maiden name was Eliza- beth Baker, about three or four years ago, but since that time she had been living with her parents, who are poor labouring people at Kinshaw, of which place Morris was also a native. On Friday morning he went into the house of his father-in-law and took away a shilling, belonging to the poor old fellow. lIe returned in the evening about half-past five and saw his wife in a field nearly opposite her father's cottage. He asked her to go with him into another field, and he would give her the shilling he had taken out of the house, and another coin of a similar value. She replied that she did not want the shilling, and would not go with him. He then left her, and it is supposed went to a ditch where he had secreted a gun. She went into the road and walked towards Presteign, but when about 150 yards from her father's village he got over the hedge to her with a single-barreled gun in his hand. She said to him, "If that is what you mean (pointing to the gun) I will have some one to help me." He replied, "Shut thee mouth, thee fool, I baint going to hurt thee." She was at this time washing her hands in a well on the side of the road. He went to her, placed the muzzle of the gun, which was loaded with shot, to her ear, and fired, but in her endeavour to reach the water, her head was lowered and the charge blew the scalp completely away from the back of the head, and the side of her head was also much injured. The bonnet or hood which she wore at the time was also shattered into pieces, to which the scalp and hair adhered. The felon decamped, taking the gun with him. The screams of the poor woman brought her brother to her assistance, and fortunately Dr. Tearne, of Presteign, who was riding within a short distance at the time, bound her head, and rendered all the assis- tance which his skill enabled. She was conveyed to her father's cottage, and although alive little hopes are entertained of her recovery. Soon after the dis- charge of the gun, Dr. Tearne saw Morris get over the hedge with a gun in his hand. Soon after this Morris returned to the cottage, with the gun in his hand, and asked to see his wife; but the persons then present would not allow him to do so; and he then went away, and twice fired the gun in a field opposite. The police were immediately on the alert, and were scouring the country after Morris, but had not been able to ascertain his whereabouts, although he is supposed to be secreted in the Great Combe Forest, which is hard by, and is upwards of a mile in length, and in which place he hid for a fortnight when he was "wanted "for desertion. It is supposed he has still the gun in his possession, as it cannot be found. »

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