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ON THIS DAY…… 22nd October 1923

On the 24th of August 1923, Angus Murray, who is serving a sentence of 15 years for robbery under arms, mace his escape, by mean’s of a small saw, he removed of the stones at the base of his window. The bars were then loosened, leaving him sufficient room to squeeze through. Murray torn his bedclothes into shreds to form a rope to lower himself to the ground. He was then able to scale the outside wall were a motor car which was waiting for him. A boy, passing the Gaol at the time of the escape saw Murray clamber down from his cell and spring into a car. The police scoured the district, but could not find any trace of the fugitive. On the morning of the 9th of October 1923, Murray shoot Mr Berriman the manager of the Glenferrie branch of the Commercial Bank and robbed him of £1851. Berriman died the on the 22nd of October. A large force of detectives raided, a house in St, Kilda at 5am, arresting Angus Murray, Leslie (Squlazy) Taylor, and Ida Pender. Angus Murray was charged with the Glenferrie robbery and with escaping from custody. Taylor and Pender were locked up on holding charges, but wore later released. A few days after Berriman’s death Murray was charged with his murder and on 14th of April 1924, he was executed in the Melbourne Gaol. Murray stood on the scaffold and made the following statement: “Never in my life have I done anything to justify the extreme penalty being passed upon me. I have prayed hard for those who have acted against me, and I hope that those whom I have injured will forgive me.” Turning to the hangman as the rope was passed around his neck, he said: “Pull it tight.” Murray’s death was instantaneous.

 

On This Day – October 20, 1923

Mr. T. R. V. Berriman, who was shot and robbed at Glenferrie on October 8, died in a private hospital on October 20.

After consulting with the chief commissioner of police (Mr. Nicholson) the Chief Secretary (Dr. Argyle) announced that the Ministry had decided to offer a reward of £500 for information which would lead to the arrest and conviction of Richard Buckley, for whom the police are searching in connection with the Glenferrie robbery. The police arc confident that they will soon make an arrest.

Angus Murray, aged 42 years, a clerk, who, had been in custody on a charge of robbery has been charged with the murder, of Berriman.

Leslie Taylor has been charged with having harboured and maintained Angus Murray and Richard Buckley, knowing that they were concerned with the shooting of T. R. V. Berriman, and also with having been, both before and after, an accessory to the felony committed at Glenferrie 011 October 8. An application for bail was refused by the bench.

ON THIS DAY…… 22nd October 1923

On the 24th of August 1923, Angus Murray, who is serving a sentence of 15 years for robbery under arms, mace his escape, by mean’s of a small saw, he removed of the stones at the base of his window. The bars were then loosened, leaving him sufficient room to squeeze through. Murray torn his bedclothes into shreds to form a rope to lower himself to the ground. He was then able to scale the outside wall were a motor car which was waiting for him. A boy, passing the Gaol at the time of the escape saw Murray clamber down from his cell and spring into a car. The police scoured the district, but could not find any trace of the fugitive. On the morning of the 9th of October 1923, Murray shoot Mr Berriman the manager of the Glenferrie branch of the Commercial Bank and robbed him of £1851. Berriman died the on the 22nd of October. A large force of detectives raided, a house in St, Kilda at 5am, arresting Angus Murray, Leslie (Squlazy) Taylor, and Ida Pender. Angus Murray was charged with the Glenferrie robbery and with escaping from custody. Taylor and Pender were locked up on holding charges, but wore later released. A few days after Berriman’s death Murray was charged with his murder and on 14th of April 1924, he was executed in the Melbourne Gaol. Murray stood on the scaffold and made the following statement: “Never in my life have I done anything to justify the extreme penalty being passed upon me. I have prayed hard for those who have acted against me, and I hope that those whom I have injured will forgive me.” Turning to the hangman as the rope was passed around his neck, he said: “Pull it tight.” Murray’s death was instantaneous.

 

On This Day – October 20, 1923

Mr. T. R. V. Berriman, who was shot and robbed at Glenferrie on October 8, died in a private hospital on October 20.

After consulting with the chief commissioner of police (Mr. Nicholson) the Chief Secretary (Dr. Argyle) announced that the Ministry had decided to offer a reward of £500 for information which would lead to the arrest and conviction of Richard Buckley, for whom the police are searching in connection with the Glenferrie robbery. The police arc confident that they will soon make an arrest.

Angus Murray, aged 42 years, a clerk, who, had been in custody on a charge of robbery has been charged with the murder, of Berriman.

Leslie Taylor has been charged with having harboured and maintained Angus Murray and Richard Buckley, knowing that they were concerned with the shooting of T. R. V. Berriman, and also with having been, both before and after, an accessory to the felony committed at Glenferrie 011 October 8. An application for bail was refused by the bench.

THE GLENFERRIE MURDER.

TAYLOR BEFORE THE COURT.

Squizzy_Taylor_1924Squizzy Taylor (Leslie Taylor) appeared before the City Court on the 29th of November 1923 on charges of having aided and abetted Angus Murray and Richard Buckley to murder of the Glenferrie Bank Manager Mr. Berriman.