On This Day – September 28, 1928

Inquest on Victim

The inquest into the death of Margaretta Williams, who was found dead with her throat cut at her brother’s  house at Wonthaggi on September 28, was commenced today.

William Watson Carr, English migrant, 24, who is charged with the murder, was present in custody.

The girl’s brother said that Carr was their neighbour in England, and had company with the girl for four years.

Elsie Williams said that Margaretta had told her that she had broken off her engagement with Carr because he would not work.

Witness said that Carr tried to get her out of the house by telling her that a neighbour wanted to see her. She left some time later to do some shopping. As she left the house she heard cries and ran back and saw Margaretta lying on the floor in a pool of blood.