GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED MURDER

ON THIS DAY – December 22, 1908

TONGALA WEST

At Bairnsdale Court, before Mr Justice Cussen, Edward Chomley was found guilty of having on the 22nd of December, attempted to murder John Hickey, husband of the licensee of the Mount Hepburn Hotel, Tongala West, by administering strychnine to him. Sentence of death was recorded, and the case will be considered by the Executive Council.