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On This Day – 13th of August 1907

Charlotte Kenny, a young married woman, was charged with having murdered her infant child, Jeremiah Kenny, by the administration of poison. The case for the prosecution was that the accused lived in Swanston street, North Williamstown, with her husband. On June 20 she administered a dose of lysol to her child, and also attempted to take some contents of the bottle herself. Medical aid was at once called in, but the child died the following day.

ON THIS DAY – April 27, 1929

GEELONG WEST

 

Bartolo Natoli, aged 35, an Italian, appeared at the Geelong City Court, charged with the murder of Edward Arthur Jenkins, aged 31, a laborer. The police stated that it was alleged that Natoli stabbed Jenkins three times with a knife in an affray on April 27, and Jenkins subsequently died in hospital. The police have possession of a stiletto-shaped knife, 11 inches long, alleged to have been used in the affray.

 

ON THIS DAY ……. 13th April 1940

EAST HAWTHORN

Douglas Ernest Evans aged 27, of Hawthorn, was committed for trial on a charge of having murdered James Charles Edwards aged 47, on this day in 1940. Senior-Detective Deslamen said that Evans had told the police that he was at the garage in Burke road, Camberwell, where Edwards was murdered on April 13, from 11.40am to 12.00pm, and that an Air Force man who was there also was angry Edwards about some repair work to a car he had done. Evans was charged with the murder.

 

On This Day – 13th March 1866

Convict George Ingram was charged with using filthy language at the Geelong Gaol by Turnkey Bridget Burns and was admonished by the Governor.

 

 

On This Day – 13th March 1866

Convict Henry McKay was charged with using filthy language at the Geelong Gaol, by Turnkey Bridget Burns and was admonished by the Governor.

 

 

On This Day – 13th March 1867

Convict William Henry Strut was charged at the Geelong Gaol, with disobedience of orders by Turnkey Wheatland and was sentenced to 48 hours solitary confinement with bread and water by the Governor.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1929

RICHMOND

John Dawson Fisher, 24, clerk, has been charged with murdering Harold McDonald, at Richmond. He appeared before the court yesterday and was remanded for a week on heavy bail. Detective Rosewarne told the Court that McDonald and his wife were quarrelling in the street about midnight on Tuesday. Fisher was lying in his bed at his home nearby. He heard a woman screaming and rushed out carrying a service revolver. An argument followed. Three shots were fired and McDonald fell mortally wounded.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – March 13, 1929

RICHMOND

John Dawson Fisher, 24, clerk, has been charged with murdering Harold McDonald, at Richmond. He appeared before the court yesterday and was remanded for a week on heavy bail. Detective Rosewarne told the Court that McDonald and his wife were quarrelling in the street about midnight on Tuesday. Fisher was lying in his bed at his home nearby. He heard a woman screaming and rushed out carrying a service revolver. An argument followed. Three shots were fired and McDonald fell mortally wounded.

 

 

On This Day – 13th March 1867

Convict Elizabeth O’Connor was charged at the Geelong Gaol with disobedience of orders by the Female Turnkey Mary Byrne and was sentenced to 48 hours solitary confinement with bread and water by the Governor.

 

 

On This Day – 12th March 1868

Convict Alice Smith was charged at the Geelong Gaol with insolence by Female Turnkey Murphy and was sentenced to 24 hours of bread and water by the Governor.

 

 

ON THIS DAY ……… 12th March 2006

On this day police charged a man with reversing further than necessary, after he drove backwards for more than 40km along one of Australia’s busiest highway. They stopped the 23 year old man on the Hume highway between Sydney and Melbourne as he was heading home to Numurkah 90km further on. He explained that reverse was the only gear in the car that worked. The man was also charged with driving without a licence.

 

 

On This Day – 12th March 1864

Serious Offence

At the Geelong police court, an old man, of repulsive aspect, named M’Glynn, lately the proprietor of a menagerie in Market square, was charged with committing an indecent assault upon a diminutive girl, aged thirteen. The child’s evidence went to show that a capital offence had been committed on four occasions, once in the menagerie itself, and at other times in the strangest part of the affair is that the girl states she told her mistress of the occurrence the same evening the offence was first committed (nine weeks earlier), and yet the matter has only just now been placed in the hands of the police. The evidence adduced by Dr. Macken, the Geelong gaol surgeon, after a medical examination of the child, either proves nothing or that the charge is altogether a fabricated one. The prisoner remanded to the Geelong Gaol.