On This Day – June 28, 1938

A jury in the Criminal Court today found Thomas William Loe (40), of Mooroopna, not guilty of the murder of his wife, Amelia Jane Loe (32) on the ground that he was temporarily insane at the time of the commission of the offence on May 4.
The evidence showed that Loe throttled his wife and hit her twice on the head with a hammer at a time when two or
their seven children were sleeping in the room.
Relatives of deceased said that until the tragedy Loe and hid wife had been devoted to each other.