ON THIS DAY – October 10, 1943
After 20 minutes consideration, the jury at the Bendigo Supreme Court today acquitted Mrs. Dorothy Frances Franklin, 42. of a charge of murdering her husband. Eric Franklin. 42. rail fitter, at Castlemaine on October 10. The Crown alleged that during the quarrel at their home, Franklin struck his wife. who stabbed him with a large breadknife while they struggled.