ON THIS DAY – April 4, 1954


After finding a 31-year-old mother of four children not guilty of murdering her husband, a Bendigo Supreme Court jury decided that she was guilty of manslaughter. The woman, Mrs. Dorothy Beck, of Bendigo, was sentenced to five years’ imprisonment. Mrs. Beck had pleaded not guilty to the charge of having Murdered her husband, Ivan Edward Beck, 30, a quarry worker, at their home on the 4th of April.