ON THIS DAY – July 9, 1944

 MURDER CHARGE

John Turnbull, 28, soldier, who is appearing before Mr. Justice Martin on a charge of murder, told the court to-day that when he struck Ernest Price, 32, with an axe he was acting in self-defence. It was alleged that Turnbull killed Price in a dark alley-way in Clifton Hill on July 9 and robbed him of a watch and £15 in notes.