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THE ALLEGED HOMICIDE AT STEPNEY.|

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THE ALLEGED HOMICIDE AT STEPNEY. [ At the Thames Police-court, on. Tuesday, Mr. Robert Debenham, surgeon and apothecary, of Heath- house, Commercial road, Stepney, surrendered on bail to answer a charge of manslaughter in shooting a man named Thomas Solomon, a ship's painter, on the night of Whit Monday, the 5th of the present month. Mr. Joseph Smith, solicitor, conducted the prosecu- tion for the relatives of the deceased; Mr. Lewis, senior, of Ely-place, again appeared for the defence. The coroner's jury, presided over by Mr. Humphries, who charged them that the case was one of man- slaughter and nothing else, returned an open verdict that the deceased was shot by Mr. Debenham. who intended only to frighten him*. Mr. Paget, however, has taken a very different view of the case. It tran- spired on the second investigation at tills court, that no medical evidence was presented at the inquest, and that no post mortem examination had taken place. Mr. Smith in consequence, made an application to Mr. Paget to support him in a request he intended to make to the Home Secretary to order the body of the deceased to be exhumed and a search made for the ball which was supposed to have remained in the skull. Mr. Paget said the statement of Mr. Stephenson, a surgeon, that no medical evidence was put before the jury, and that there had been no post-mortem examination, had taken him by surprise, and he was very much astonished at the omission. He would certainly support Mr. Smith in his application to the Home Secretary for the ex- humation and examination of the body, which had been hurriedly buried by the parish undertaker. On the accused being arraigned, Mr. Smith said that Sir George Grey had acceded to the application made to him, and ordered the body to be exhumed and a proper examination to be made. He proposed another remand. The exhumation of the body would take place in Ilford Cemetery that evening at six o'clock. Mr. Lewis, senior, was opposed to another remand, I and as the magistrate had determined on sending the case to the Central Criminal Court for trial, he would rather that Mr. Debenham should be committed at once than paraded so often before the public in a police-court. The medical evidence could be adduced police-court. The medical evidence could be adduced on the trial after the usual notice had been given to him and the accused. Mr. Paget said the case was one of great importance, and he was very desirous of putting the judge and jury who would have to try the case in possession of all the information that could be obtained. He was of opinion that every particle of evidence that could throw any additional light on the subject oUGht to appear on the depositions to be sent from that court. A model, prepared by Mr. Thompson, land surveyor, of Heath-house, stabling, and coachhouse adjoining, the fore-court in front, and the lawn and kitchen garden behind, was put in. It was prepared by order of the accused at the magistrate's request. The accu- racy of the model was admitted on both sides. Inspector Hayes, of the K Division, was again examined at great length, but no new facts were brought out. Mr. Paget adjourned the inquiry for another week on the same bail. The post-mortem examination took place on Tues- day at Ilford Cemetery, the body being exhumed by order o ir eorge Grey. The inquiry was con- ducted by an army surgeon appointed by the Home ^re^ryk „• head of the deceased was opened iV1, £ re ,,ain removed, when it was ascertained that the ba 1 entered the left temple, passed through the brain, and was embedded in the back of the skull. ^keory propounded by the prisoner's |advocate, that the deceased was hit by a spent ball after it had struck the corner of a brick wall from which it had rebounded, ia apparently disproved by the post- mortem examination.

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