On This Day – October 5, 1908

A magisterial inquiry was held on Saturday morning before Mr. James Long, J.P. (acting coroner), concerning the death of the male infant whose body was found partly buried under a hedge in Blair-street on October 5. The medical testimony showed that the child had breathed and that the cause of death was inattention at the time of birth. There were no external marks of violence. The coroner recorded a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown.