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ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1947

Twin brothers were in the City Court on this day in 1947, one charged with attempted murder and the other with having conspired to murder. The charge followed the shooting of Keith Kitchener Hull, at St. Kilda on the 27th of July. The men are Charles Martin (26), of St. Kilda, who faced the charge of attempting to murder Hull, and Ernest Alfred James Martin, of South Yarra. who was charged with having conspired to murder Mrs. Thelma Hull, on the 30th of July.  George Barrett (34), of St. Kilda, was also charged with having attempted to murder Hull. Bail was refused on the attempted murder charge, but Ernest Martin was allowed bail. Detective H. R. Donnelly, in evidence, said that Hull would not tell the police who shot him. The accused were remanded to August 12.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1947

A slim, blue-eyed blonde, smartly dressed in a light brown coat, Dulcie Markham, of Fawkner Street, St. Kilda, appeared in the City Court this morning charged with conspiracy to murder. It was alleged that at St. Kilda on July 31, she conspired with Ernest Alfred James Markham to murder Valma Edith Hull, wife of Keith Kitchener Hull, who was wounded in St. Kilda on July 27. Mr. J. Galbally, who appeared for Dulcie Markham said she went voluntarily to Russell Street on Saturday and said, “If there is any charge, I am here to answer it.” Mrs. Markham was remanded to the St. Kilda Court on August 15. Bail was fixed at £300, with a £300 surety.

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1913

Clarence Maud Cowell and Eliza Louisa Barry, the two young women who pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder, Florence May King at Ascot Vale, were to-day before the Criminal Court in Melbourne for sentence.  A number of witnesses gave evidence of the good character of both accused, who sobbed loudly, and were supported in the dock in a half-fainting condition. Counsel pleaded that Cowell’s action was due to her affections for King, and Barry to loyalty for Colwell. Sir John Madden, the Chief Justice, said he could not be influenced by pity or eloquence in the face of the shocking action of the accused, who had probably escaped the scaffold owing to Mrs. King suspecting that there was poison in her tea. He ordered them to eight years’ Imprisonment. They had to be assisted from the dock.

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1947

Twin brothers were in the City Court on this day in 1947, one charged with attempted murder and the other with having conspired to murder. The charge followed the shooting of Keith Kitchener Hull, at St. Kilda on the 27th of July. The men are Charles Martin (26), of St. Kilda, who faced the charge of attempting to murder Hull, and Ernest Alfred James Martin, of South Yarra. who was charged with having conspired to murder Mrs. Thelma Hull, on the 30th of July.  George Barrett (34), of St. Kilda, was also charged with having attempted to murder Hull. Bail was refused on the attempted murder charge, but Ernest Martin was allowed bail. Detective H. R. Donnelly, in evidence, said that Hull would not tell the police who shot him. The accused were remanded to August 12.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1947

A slim, blue-eyed blonde, smartly dressed in a light brown coat, Dulcie Markham, of Fawkner Street, St. Kilda, appeared in the City Court this morning charged with conspiracy to murder. It was alleged that at St. Kilda on July 31, she conspired with Ernest Alfred James Markham to murder Valma Edith Hull, wife of Keith Kitchener Hull, who was wounded in St. Kilda on July 27. Mr. J. Galbally, who appeared for Dulcie Markham said she went voluntarily to Russell Street on Saturday and said, “If there is any charge, I am here to answer it.” Mrs. Markham was remanded to the St. Kilda Court on August 15. Bail was fixed at £300, with a £300 surety.

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1913

Clarence Maud Cowell and Eliza Louisa Barry, the two young women who pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder, Florence May King at Ascot Vale, were to-day before the Criminal Court in Melbourne for sentence.  A number of witnesses gave evidence of the good character of both accused, who sobbed loudly, and were supported in the dock in a half-fainting condition. Counsel pleaded that Cowell’s action was due to her affections for King, and Barry to loyalty for Colwell. Sir John Madden, the Chief Justice, said he could not be influenced by pity or eloquence in the face of the shocking action of the accused, who had probably escaped the scaffold owing to Mrs. King suspecting that there was poison in her tea. He ordered them to eight years’ Imprisonment. They had to be assisted from the dock.

ON THIS DAY …….5th August 1947

Twin brothers were in the City Court on this day in 1947, one charged with attempted murder and the other with having conspired to murder. The charge followed the shooting of Keith Kitchener Hull, at St. Kilda on the 27th of July. The men are Charles Martin (26), of St. Kilda, who faced the charge of attempting to murder Hull, and Ernest Alfred James Martin, of South Yarra. who was charged with having conspired to murder Mrs. Thelma Hull, on the 30th of July.  George Barrett (34), of St. Kilda, was also charged with having attempted to murder Hull. Bail was refused on the attempted murder charge, but Ernest Martin was allowed bail. Detective H. R. Donnelly, in evidence, said that Hull would not tell the police who shot him. The accused were remanded to August 12.

ON THIS DAY – July 27, 1947

A slim, blue-eyed blonde, smartly dressed in a light brown coat, Dulcie Markham, of Fawkner Street, St. Kilda, appeared in the City Court this morning charged with conspiracy to murder. It was alleged that at St. Kilda on July 31, she conspired with Ernest Alfred James Markham to murder Valma Edith Hull, wife of Keith Kitchener Hull, who was wounded in St. Kilda on July 27. Mr. J. Galbally, who appeared for Dulcie Markham said she went voluntarily to Russell Street on Saturday and said, “If there is any charge, I am here to answer it.” Mrs. Markham was remanded to the St. Kilda Court on August 15. Bail was fixed at £300, with a £300 surety.

ON THIS DAY – June 7, 1913

Clarence Maud Cowell and Eliza Louisa Barry, the two young women who pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder, Florence May King at Ascot Vale, were to-day before the Criminal Court in Melbourne for sentence.  A number of witnesses gave evidence of the good character of both accused, who sobbed loudly, and were supported in the dock in a half-fainting condition. Counsel pleaded that Cowell’s action was due to her affections for King, and Barry to loyalty for Colwell. Sir John Madden, the Chief Justice, said he could not be influenced by pity or eloquence in the face of the shocking action of the accused, who had probably escaped the scaffold owing to Mrs. King suspecting that there was poison in her tea. He ordered them to eight years’ Imprisonment. They had to be assisted from the dock.