On This Day – August 10, 1952

Robert Kevin Vernon, 27, builders’ labourer, of South Melbourne, was found guilty to-day of manslaughter, but
not guilty of murder.
He was charged with having murdered Keith Charles Marshall, 25, an outstanding amateur footballer, in a South
Melbourne street on August 10.  Vernon, who admitted 14 convictions, was remanded for sentence to allow his counsel to prepare a plea for leniency