ON THIS DAY – June 6, 1931


In the Criminal Court to-day George Arnold Turner, (33), labourer, was charged with having murdered Edward Vincent Sheehan on June 6 at Collingwood. The Crown alleged that during a struggle Sheehan fell to the footpath, and Turner went down on top of him. Turner held Sheehan down by the throat for about a quarter of an hour. The Crown alleged also that Sheehan’s death had been brought about by pressure on the nose and throat. Turner stated that he had acted In self-defence. He was found guilty of manslaughter, and remanded for sentence.