ON THIS DAY……. 24th May 1941

A Jury in the Bendigo Supreme Court found Antonio Guida (47), market gardener, of Dhurringile, near Tatura, not guilty of a charge of having murdered Angelo Carrafa (45), market gardener, on May 24. Guida was also found not guilty of manslaughter. Mr. Justice Gavan Duffy discharged him Guida, in evidence, said that when he was about to go to work he heard a quarrel Leo Carrafa, a son of the deceased, came to him and told him that his father was killing his brother Michele Carrafa. Witness took up his gun like a stick and did not know that it was loaded. As he lifted it he heard the words: “I will kill you.” He saw Angelo Carrafa with his hand raised about to strike. He did not pull the trigger with the intention of firing the gun.

Bendigo Supreme Court, Antonio Guida, Dhurringile, Tatura, murder, Angelo Carrafa, market gardener, manslaughter, Mr. Justice Gavan Duffy