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I "Not Guilty." I I VERDICT IN ABERDARE SHOOTING I AFFAIR. The last case at the Glamorgan Assizes tried I before Mr. Justice Ridley at Swansea on Thurs- day last, was that of David Morgan, a mecha- nic, who was indicted for shooting Edward Vaughan at Aberdare and causing him grievous bodily harm. Mr Trevor Hunter (instructed by .Mr T. M. Elias) was for the prosecution, and Mr St. John Francis-Williams (instructed by Mr William Thomas) was for the defence. It was stated by the prosecution that Vaug- han. a collier, was on July 1, about eleven p.m., going home along Cwmbach Road with a companion; and on the road in front of him he saw the accused with a woman. He passed them, then turned aside, and they passed him, and he again passed them. Morgan then ac- cused prosecutor of watching him, and fired a revolver at him. They closed and fell to the ground, when, it was alleged, accused fired two more shots and then ran away. The revol- ver was, fortunately, loaded with blank cart- ridges, but was discharged at such close quar- ters that it injured prosecutor's eyes and burnt his face and eyebrows; and it was feared that his eyes would be permanently affected. For the defence, it was stated that the revol- ver was only fired to frighten and not to injure Prosecutor. After a legal argument as to shooting with intent, his Lordship, in summing up, said that intent, 's intent must be judged by his act; but a man in this case the jury had the alternative of find- ing that the accused did not intend, when he fired the ievolver with blank cartridges, to do the harm he actually did.i¡é The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and Morgan was discharged.

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