MELBOURNE – Manslaughter Charge

ON THIS DAY – June 26, 1926 Inquiries made by detectives into the death or Mr John Vale, the secretary of the Independent Order of Rechabites, who was knocked down by a motorcar on June 26 led to the appearance of Edward Murray, aged 34 years, at the City Court. He was charged with the […]

Bendigo Shooting Case

ON THIS DAY – June 25, 1918 CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. The adjourned inquest concerning the death of Christian Andrea, who died on June 25 from the effects of a revolver wound received in McKenzie street on June 22, was concluded on Monday by the coroner, Mr. D. Berriman, P.M., who committed a youth named Clyde […]

Manslaughter Acquittal

ON THIS DAY – June 23, 1934 Judge Moule, in General Sessions yesterday, directed the acquittal of Horatio Wainwright, truck-driver, of Fell crescent, East Malvern, who was charged with the manslaughter of Edward Francis Tierney, aged 30 years, telephone linesman, of Deakin street, Hampton. Wainwright was discharged. Tierney and David Mollison, another postal employee, were […]

Drunken Brawls to Manslaughter

ON THIS DAY – June 22, 1892 BENDIGO The position in which a man named David Storey found himself recently at Bendigo should be a warning to all men who, with hasty temperaments and temporary under the influence of liquor, give vent to passion and action. Storey was in company with a Constable named Brown, […]

BENALLA – CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER

ON THIS DAY – June 17, 1929 Charged with the manslaughter of John Brown, a labourer of Footscray, at Benalla on June 17 Ernest Walker of Footscray, a labourer, aged 34 years appeared before Mr Justice Wasley in the Criminal Court. Mr Book, Crown prosecutor, appeared for the Crown, and Walker was defended by Mr […]

Dead Baby in Suitcase

ON THIS DAY – June 14, 1920 FEMALE INFANT – CLIFTON HILL The City Coroner (Dr. R. H. Cole, P.M.), after having inquired at the Morgue yesterday into the death of a newly born female child, who was found in a suit case in the Merri Creek, Clifton Hill, on June 14, committed Annie Gallagher, […]

Motor Car Death of John Williams

ON THIS DAY – June 13, 1925 CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. The inquest into the death of John Adam Williams, aged 15, who fell off a motor car on June 13 and was killed, was conducted by the Coroner. Williams and five other boys were passengers in a motor car which was driven by James Harold Wicks. The Coroner found that […]

SUNSHINE TRAGEDY

ON THIS DAY – June 11, 1932 Russell Found Guilty of Manslaughter  The trial in which Harold James Russell (27), was charged with having on June 11 murdered his wife, Ivy Russell (27), and two infant sons by drowning them in the Sunshine swimming pool. The jury considered their verdict for five hours and then […]

CASSILS MURDER

ON THIS DAY – June 9, 1917 Francis Dunin charged with the murder of Thomas Roberts at Cassilis by shooting on June the 9th was found guilty by a jury in the Supreme Court, after twenty minutes retirement. The jury added a rider that when accused shot through the door he had only intended to […]

YOUTH CHARGED WITH MANSLAUGHTER

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1922 At Queenstown, on June 7, Rose Lillian Wood, aged four years, was shot dead while in a neighbour’s house. The City Coroner held an enquiry to-day, and Albert Thomas Miller, aged 17 years, was found guilty of manslaughter, and committed for trial. Ruby Irene Miller, aged 10 years, […]

MANSLAUGHTER OF WILLIAM HULME

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1910 An inquest was held to-day concerning the death of William Hulme, assistant master at the Mount Alexander road State school, who died suddenly after a quarrel with Major Peter Robin, head master, on June 7. Verne Begg assistant teacher at the school, said he heard some words between […]

Man on Murder Charge

ON THIS DAY – June 6, 1931 GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER  In the Criminal Court to-day George Arnold Turner, (33), labourer, was charged with having murdered Edward Vincent Sheehan on June 6 at Collingwood. The Crown alleged that during a struggle Sheehan fell to the footpath, and Turner went down on top of him. Turner held […]