ON THIS DAY – July 12, 1946

In the Criminal Court yesterday it was alleged that a man had confessed he killed another man because he irritated him by listening to horror stories on the radio. Before the court was Trevor Francis Sanderson McKenzie, sailor, charged with murdering Phillip Hilton Elmore Johnson, 65, invalid pensioner. The Crown alleges that Johnson was shot with a shotgun and beaten with an axe near Hastings on July 12.