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MORAL MURDER. 0 A CRUEL CASE. A particularly distressful suicide, caused by a lover's heartless conduct, has been investi- gated by Deputy-Coroner E. N. Wood at the Rotberhithe Coroner's Court. The deceased was Elizabeth Hack, aged twenty-five years, late a stay presser, and living at 43, Dale-road, Canning Town. From th6 evidence it appeared that she had been keeping company with an ironworker named William Hewson, residing at 49, Suther- land-road, Plaistow, for the past eighteen months. When nearing her confinement, she asked him to marry hei or promise to support her in her trouble. He would not consent to do either, and the poor girl, in her dilemma, committed suicide in the Thames. Before destroying herself, however, she wrote to a woman with whom she had lodged saying she could not bear 'that man's hard heart any longer.' She was tired of life, and would commit suicide, and her body would be found in the Thames, off Woolwich. It was recovered from the river on Sunday morning, off Enthoven's Wharf, Rotherhithe. A brother stated that on learning of his sister's condition and her lover's conduct he gave Hewson a thrashing. Hewson summoned him for the assault, but the magistrate, on hearing the case, dismissed the summons. William Hewson, in answer to the coroner, admitted that he was the cause of the deceased's trouble. When she asked him to marry or support her he did not take much notice. He did not tell the girl or anybody else that he was a married man, and therefore could not marry her. He was single. The jury returned a verdict 'That deceased committed suicide while mentally deranged, caused by the wicked and treacherous conduct of William Hewson.' The Coroner severely censured Hewson, telling him he had hounded the woman to death, and was morally guilty of murder.

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