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Atteged Murder Attempt. STRANGE ABERTRtDWR AFFAIR. SOLICITOR AND THE BENCH. At Caerphilly on Tuesday Arthur Ern-st RpH. a. young married coiUer. of CoC'dçar'-roa,d. Aber- tridwr, was charged with attpm?)ting to mur- der his wife. Harriet, by shooting her with a revolver. Mr Haro!d Lloyd defended. Harriet Bell (compla;nant.) said she n.nd her husband were in thr' kitchen about noon on Tuesday last. week. Witness observed some- thing bulky in her husband's pocket, and asked him what it was. He made no answer, but took out a revolver from his pocket. She did not know whether he was going to dust it or not, but it went off. She stood about three yards away in front of him. I know he did not intend domg it," added complainant. There had been nothing between them-no quarret—theywere on friendly terms. After the shot witness 'found she had a wound in the neck, which was bleeding. Her husband, seeing what had occurred, said. Indeed to my God, I did not mean to do it I" They had only been mairied about four months. WitneM heard her husband say. I am goiug to fetch the doctor," and subsequently Dr. Burke attended to her. In answer to Mr Harold Lloyd, witness said she had heard her husband say that he kept the revolver in his pocket because of the children who lived in apartments with them. Witness told her neighbours it was an accident, and her husband told Mr and Mrs Thomas that he did not know the revolver was loaded. She was satisfied her husband did not intend doing it for he ran for the doctor. Prisoner was very much upset. It Mary Anno Thomas, neighbour. said she heard a shot, and in the back yard she and her husband found complainant bteeding from a. wo and in the neck. CompLamant said, Arthur has shot me." Mrs Thomas said the coupte seemed to have lived happily together. P.S. Walters said he asked complainant in the presence of prisoner how she received tb& injury. She said, I stood in front of the nre. I saw something in his pocket. I asked him what it was. He pulled it out. pointed it to me, and it went off. I don't think he in- tended to kill me. We had no row this mom- mg." She snid to her hosband. Dont trotthle, ? I Itve I wHI put you aU right." Dr. Burke said Mrs BeMwasnow out ef danger. P.O. Prosaer said in reply to the charge at Senghenydd Police Station prisoner said, I did not mean to do that anyhow. We wane going to have dinner ami then go to Senz- henydd for a walk." MrBaroMUoyd sabmitted he bad abeo-, mtely no case to answer so far as attem murder was concerned. The Bench conciuded- hawever, that there was a prima facie case and prisoner wotttd be ooaunttted for trial at' the Assizes on the charge of attempted murder. Mr Harold Lloyd I never heard of a meM ftdiculoos thing in all my life. Mr Uoyd intimated he would appeal to Judge in Chambers against the decMMon of the Bench. Mr Hoyd's application for bai! was rehtsed.

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