ACQUITTED OF MURDER.

ON THIS DAY – November 22, 1919

At the Colac General Sessions, John Rutherford was charged with having on November 22, killed Oscar Johannson at Barongarook. Johannson accused Rutherford of letting his horses out of the yard. Rutherford denied it and picked up a sapling and struck the deceased on the head, inflicting injuries from which he died. The accused was found not guilty.