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Murder most foul - 1885

Birmingham Daily Post - 19th August 1885

Murder most foul
A man named George Turlington died at Quorndon, Leicestershire yesterday, from the effects of wounds inflicted on him late on Saturday night. While proceeding home he was attacked by a man in company with a woman. He was knocked down, kicked, and severely stabbed several times on the thigh. He gradually sank from loss of blood. A man named James Alfred Andrews has been apprehended and charged with wilful murder.

Birmingham Daily Post - 20th August 1885

The murder in Leicestershire
At the Loughborough Police Court yesterday, James Alfred Andrews, a moulder, was charged with the wilful murder of George Turlington. It appeared from the evidence that Turlington was going home to Quorndon, laden with provisions, when he fell over the prisoner, who was misbehaving himself with a woman. The prisoner then attacked Turlington in a most brutal fashion. His skull was fractured and caused death. The deceased was also stabbed several times. The prisoner was remanded.

Liverpool Mercury - 22nd August 1885

A coroner's inquest was held yesterday at Quorndon, near Leicester, on the body of George Turlington, labourer, who was assaulted and stabbed by James Arthur Andrews, on Saturday night last. The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Andrews. The deceased was only 22, and the prisoner a year younger.

 Submitted on: 2011-07-20
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1349

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