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CHILD MURDER IX*CARNARVONSHIRE.

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CHILD MURDER IX*CARNARVONSHIRE. Dr. Hunter Hughes, the district coroner for Carnar- vonshire. held an inquest at Llanllyfni on Saturday after- noon, May 11th, upon the body of Sarah Jones, aged eighteen months, the youngest daughter of a farmer living at Llwydcoed Fawr, and for whose murder the mother, Catherine Jones, is in custody. Deputy Chief-constable Protheroe watched the proceedings on behalf of the police. The mother has for some months been suffering from puerperal mania, and a close watch has had to be kept upon her movements. On Thursday afternoon the husband went into the garden to plant some onions, and left the wife in the kitchen, and the deceased child playing on the floor. As his wife did not join him he sent another daughter, a girl about four years old, to see where she was. The child failed to find her mother, so the father went into the house, and met his wife carrying the dead body in her arms. When asked what she had done to the child, she said that she had pressed its lips together with her hand and stopped its breathing. She asked the ser- vant whether she thought they would hang her for what she had done. Next day, information was given to the police, and the mother was taken into custody and re- moved to Carnarvon gaol. On Friday evening she was brought before Dr. Watkin Roberts, and, on the applica- tion of Deputy Chief-constable Protheroe, a remand for seven days was granted to see the result of the inquest. Evidence on Saturday was given by the husband, the ser- vant, and some of the neighbours, and it was shown that the mother, who was of very violent temper, had once before attempted to cut the child's throat with a razor. Dr. Roberts, who examined the child, was satisfied as to the cause of death, and therefore no post-mortem examina- tion was necessary* The jury, of whom the Rector of the parish was foreman, found that the deceased met her death by strangulation and suffocation, and that the deed was committed by the mother when in a state of temporary insanity.

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