Friday, January 6, 2012

Regina v. Fong Chong and Clara Fong Chong.

. Argument was concluded in the case Regina v. Fong Chong and Clara Chong Phong. At the last criminal sessions the prisoners were charged with child murder. They were acquitted for the serious offence, and sentenced to two years' hard labour for concealment of birth. Certain points were reserved, one being the misdirection of the Chief Justice to the jury and the second whether by reason of the: omission of the interpretation of evidence the male prisoner ought to have been conviicted. The Court' affirmed the conviotion, and the sentence will be carried out. Otago Daily Times , Issue 8205, 9 June 1888, Page 2

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