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Evening News (Sydney), Friday 22 April 1898

ARMIDALE CIRCUIT COURT

ARMIDALE, Friday. — In the Circuit Court late yesterday afternoon, George B. McNeill was acquitted on the charge of arson, by direction of the judge, without going into the defence. In the case of Bridgetta Morton, charged with pig-stealing, at Cooney Creek, the jury, after a deliberation of three hours and a half, acquitted the accused. The verdict was not arrived at till 10.20 last night. His Honor ordered the pigs to be restored to the persons from whom they are alleged to have been stolen. William Foster, who was found guilty of cattle-stealing yesterday, and recommended by the jury to be dealt with under the First Offenders’ Act, was this morning sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment, with hard labor, the, sentence being suspended under the First Offenders’ Act, on accused entering into recognisances, self in £100, and sureties to a like amount, to be of good behaviour, and come up for sentence when called upon. Vincent Hudson was found guilty of cattle-stealing, and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. This concluded the sitting.

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