A VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER.
Mrs. Ellen McNabb. a young woman, was placed on trial at the Criminal Court today for the murder of her infant child at Footscray on November 20. The jury returned a verdict of manslaughter but strongly recommended the accused mercy on account of the provocation she had received.
The Chief Justice in passing sentence found the prisoner had been deserted by a villainous husband, who did not care what became of her or the child. She had been illtreated and starved by her husband. He would give full weight to the recommendation. The prisoner was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.