On This Day – 31 Jan 1897

An inquest was held on the body of Joseph Hurst, who it was supposed to have been murdered by his wife at Kilmore on this day in 1897. The accused denies that she committed the deed. Medical testimony is to the effect that there is a wound an inch an and a half long over the right eye, but did not reach the bone. The left side of his face was bruised, and also the chest and ribs. Mrs Hurst was found guilty and transferred from the Kilmore to Melbourne Gaol.