Prisoner, a nursemaid aged 15, was charged with causing the death of her employer's child, aged four. Some time before the death with which the prisoner was charged, her employer had lost another child, who was found drowned in a deep pool on the farm in which he lived. The prisoner was not suspected of having any part in the death of this child, but when the second child was found drowned in the same pool, she was questioned, and as she made several statements quite inconsistent with each other, she was charged with murder, but at the instance of the judge the charge was reduced to one of manslaughter. The jury found the prisoner guilty.—Shrewsbury Assizes, July 16th, Mr. Justice Day.—Manchester Guardian, July 17th.
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