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CROWN COURT.—[Before Mr. JUSTICE…

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CROWN COURT.—[Before Mr. JUSTICE COLTJUN.] SHEEP STEALING AT TREVETHIN. John Conneill, aged 36, and William Hennett, 28, were charged with having, on the 10th of February last, feloniously stolen one sheep, the property of William Morgan, of Trevethin. Mr. H udd lestorie conducted the prosecution, and the prisoner was defended by Mr Smythies. William Morgan sworn: I saw the prisoner on the 10th of February last, about four o'clock in the evening, in the road near my field. Heard the noise of two men. as if running away along the side of the hedge. Stood still and listened. Heard a whistle, and then two men came back to the spot where I heard them run from. I saw one man plainly. It was John Conneill. The other was walking under the hedge. Believe it was William Hennett. I found one of my wethers half skinned. It was warm, and had just been killed. It was in the place I first heard the two men run from. The sheep was alive in the morning. Next morning went with John Hodden, the constable, to the place where the sheep was killed. Saw the footmarks of two men about the spot. We followed them to near Conneill's house. Saw a boot taken from Conneill. Went with Hodden and compared the boot with the tracks. Am quite satisfied the tr cks were made by the boot. David Williams, a mason, proved to seeing both prisoners toge- ther on the 10th of February, in the wood near Mr. Morgan's field, about five o'clock in the evening. His lordship said he thought there was no case against Hennett. Mr. Smythies addressed the jury on behalf of Conneill; but he was found Guilty, and sentenced to ten years' transportation. TABBIN (t. John Rees, aged 53, a miserable-looking old man, who was obliged to be carried about, was charged with stabbing and wounding Mary Rees, his wife, with intent to do her some bodily harm. The case appeared to have originated through jealousy, and excited very little interest. The jury found the prisoner Guilty of a common assault, and he was sentenced to one week's impri- sonment.

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