10 April 2011

Wanted in connection ...

... with murder!!

The time: September 1888; The place: Eskbank, Sydney

Dramatis Personnae: George & Elizabeth Culpin, Reuben and Elizabeth Taylor.

According to the local papers (now on the Internet) the above-mentioned four were out for a stroll near the railway line and then had an argument, possibly alcohol-fuelled!

Next morning Mrs Taylor's body was found; cause of death was asphyxiation. Fortunately she hadn't been run over by a train (as the article pointed out). The coroner's jury couldn't make up its mind, despite being locked in a room for eight hours, and the Culpins & Taylor were remanded into custody to await trial.

Stay tuned for the outcome ....

More soon.

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