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COMMITTAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER.I

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COMMITTAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER. At Wolverhampton, the young man Thomas Pole- man, alias Coleman, iron brazier, was brought up on remand charged with the wilful murder of a butcher named Richard Shone. The first witness called was Henry Harnett, who stated that he saw the prisoner knock the deceased down on the night of the 8th inst. He heard prisoner say, "I'll kill that Dicky Shone." He saw the deceased dead in his own house on the following morning. Elizabeth Sutton stated that on the night in question she heard a noise, and went out of her house, and saw the deceased on the floor. She went up to him and put her knee under his head, and he died. Edward Garner said he was in Mr. Price's house on Saturday night, and heard Poleman say that Shone had struck him. H@ also said, "I'll kill that old before morning." Sarah Brennan saw the pri- soner knock the deceased against Mrs.Price's. door. When the deceased was dead Poleman came up and said, Is the not dead yet ?—he's only acting it. Mr. Gatis, surgeon, stated that he had made a post- moriem examination of the body of the deceased, and was of opinion that he had died from congestion of the brain caused by excessive drinking. Death might have been caused by the excitement he had gone through.—In cross-examination by Mr. Underhill, he said deceased might have died any time from the cause named. -After considering for some time, the magistrates said they thought a prima, facie case had been made out, and committed the accused to take his trial at the next assizes on the charge of man- slaughter. The coroner's jury had previously re- turned a verdict of natural death. M——tmmmmmmum

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