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ON THIS DAY – February 6, 1920

MELBOURNE

MATE CHARGED WITH MURDER.

At the Brunswick court Joseph Smith, 40, labourer, was charged on remand with having murdered Hedley Dunlop, on the 6th of February. It is alleged that Smith, who is a connection by marriage of Dunlop’s wife, spent the whole of the afternoon in an hotel drinking with Dunlop. They went to Dunlop’s house in Victoria grove, at 5.30p.m. taking bottles of beer with them. Dunlop was asked by his wife if he had collected his wages, and he replied that he had not, as he was too drunk. It was then stated that an altercation took place between Dunlop and his wife, and that Smith struck Dunlop, who was found dead in bed next morning.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – December 25, 1930

Joseph Alexander Isaac Smith, aged 40 years, carrier, of Inglewood, was charged at the Bendigo Court with having, at Marong on Christmas Day, murdered Edward James McLeod, aged 68 years, a prospector, of Echuca. In asking for a remand, Senior Plain clothes Constable McMillan said that on Christmas morning McLeod was knocked down by a motor-truck and killed. The driver of the truck did not stop. Smith was remanded until January 23, bail being allowed in his own surety of £500 and two other sureties of £250 each.

 

ON THIS DAY – February 6, 1920

MELBOURNE

MATE CHARGED WITH MURDER.

At the Brunswick court Joseph Smith, 40, labourer, was charged on remand with having murdered Hedley Dunlop, on the 6th of February. It is alleged that Smith, who is a connection by marriage of Dunlop’s wife, spent the whole of the afternoon in an hotel drinking with Dunlop. They went to Dunlop’s house in Victoria grove, at 5.30p.m. taking bottles of beer with them. Dunlop was asked by his wife if he had collected his wages, and he replied that he had not, as he was too drunk. It was then stated that an altercation took place between Dunlop and his wife, and that Smith struck Dunlop, who was found dead in bed next morning.

 

 

ON THIS DAY – December 25, 1930

Joseph Alexander Isaac Smith, aged 40 years, carrier, of Inglewood, was charged at the Bendigo Court with having, at Marong on Christmas Day, murdered Edward James McLeod, aged 68 years, a prospector, of Echuca. In asking for a remand, Senior Plain clothes Constable McMillan said that on Christmas morning McLeod was knocked down by a motor-truck and killed. The driver of the truck did not stop. Smith was remanded until January 23, bail being allowed in his own surety of £500 and two other sureties of £250 each.