Spotlight: Shooting at Wendlan (4 May 1865)

Ovens and Murray Advertiser (Beechworth, Vic. : 1855 – 1918), Thursday 4 May 1865, page 2


Wednesday, May 3rd.

(Before Captain Carey, P.M)

Shooting at Wendlan.—– Thomas Maslen, who appeared, on remand charged with threatening to avenge the death of Morgan, by shooting Wendlan, was again brought before the Court. On the previous hearing of the case, the only evidence taken, was that of Mounted-Constable Nicolson, who de posed to arresting the prisoner at the Union Hotel, Wahgunyah, on the above charge. In his swag were found a double-barrelled gun, a rifle, two flasks filled with powder, two empty powder flasks, four gun locks, a quantity of balls, a box of percussion caps,and a small vial of strychnine.

To-day, Sergeant Hayes stated that the prisoner had been identified as being an associate of Morgans, and prayed for a further remand of seven days, which was granted.

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