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SHOCKING MUBDER AND ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. The town of Wolverhampton was on Saturday even- ing the scene of a shocking murder and attempted suicide, the victim being a young woman named Sea- gar, the murderer, her suitor, Charles Christopher Robinson. Robinson, now aged eighteen, was left without father or mother at the age of seven. His father had been a blacksmith and coaldealer. Dying first, Mr. Robinson left his wite with two sons and a daughter of her husband by a former wife. Upon her decease, she left her son Charles a farm and some cot- tage property, all at Trysail, worth together £ 4,000. An intimacy had sprung up between Robinson and a Miss Soagar, who had been living with her sister, Mrs. f «+r' the landlady of the Queen's Arms, in Ablow- street. Miss Seagar's services not being required by Sister, she entered the service of an intimate friend named iisher, who resided close by the Queen's Arms. On baturday Mr. and Mrs. Fisher left home at about three o clock to go to Codsall. At that time Robin- son was in the garden behind the house smoking, and Miss Segar was engaged about her domestic duties. Excepting these two no one was left in the house. At about four o clock Emma Silletto, a servant at the Queen's Arms, was near to the back door of the resi- dence of Mr. Josiah Fisher, when she saw Miss Seagar at work, but crying, and Robinson was near her. The impression left on billetto s mind was that they had been quarrelling. At a little before six Silletto heard a gun fired in Mr. Fisher s house, ran across, and saw Robinson come downstairs and enter the back kitchen. On looking through the window of the back kitchen she SItW him standing without his coat in front of a small mirror that wat hanging against the wall. Whilst looking into a mirror he held a razor in his right hand, and cut, Silletto says, three gashes in his throat. She raised an alarm, and when neighbours came in they found him standing in a. leaning posture outside the back kitchen, his eyes glaring, and his clothes exten- sively stained with blood that was flowing from wounds in his throat. An attempt was made to secure him, when he became very violent, and tried hard to tear open the wounds in his throat. With some difficulty he was overpowered, and his hands fastened behind him. Whilst this was going on neighbours had en- tered the back kitchen, and had their horror intensi- fied at seeing Miss Seagar lying lifeless on the floor. Death had been occasioned by a hideous cut in the throat. His wounds temporarily bandaged with the apron of a woman who came up whilst he was bleed- ing, the murderer was led into an inner room. Here his injuries were dressed. Preparatory to the removal of Robinson upstairs, Mr. Summers went forward and in the young man's bedroom saw a small pigeon-gun reared up at full cock against the table, upon which there were powder, shot, and caps; ani upon the bed there was a blood-stain, leaving the impression of a man's hand. Inspector Thomas had now ar- rived, and, taking charge of the premises, he placed two policemen to guard the murderer. The gun was loaded. In the back kitchen he found a white- handled razor, with the blade and haft clotted with blood, lying on the edge of the sink-stone, upon which a knifeboard had been placed, and in front of which, upon the floor, the murdered woman was lying. The blade of the razor was shut up in the handle, and near to it lay a fork and a piece of leather, just as these might be expected to be found if, whilst Miss Seagar was cleaning the fork, she was pulled backward by the hair and her throat cut. The extent of the wound leads the surgeon to this conclusion. After having taken Miss Seagar's life, Robinson would seem to have gone upstairs into his bedroom, his hands wet with the young woman's blood, and then to have attempted to shoot himself. The gun, which bore marks of having been recently discharged, he would then seem to have reloaded. The alarm which was made by the child who discovered Miss Seagar welter- ing in her blood is thought to have brought the mur- derer downstairs before he had, by the second discharge of the gun, completed the purpose with which he is supposed to have first exploded it; but an equally ready means being at hand when he get down, he seems to have adopted it, and so gashed his throat with the razor that was already dripping with the blood of his dying victim. In a few days it is expected that Robinson will be sufficiently recovered of his wounds to appear in the dock charged with the wilful murder of Harriet Seagar.


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