Alice Hough, 39, married, was charged with the. murder of her child. She was found standing with it in a sheet of water. Both were taken out, but the child was dead. Prisoner had been an habitual drunkard for years, and had had several attacks of delirium tremens. The judge expressed the opinion that the case had not been presented in a satisfactory manner. He had drawn attention to it in his charge to the grand jury, and had expressed the hope that steps would be taken to put proper evidence before the court as to the mental condition of the prisoner. This had not been done, and they were left to make the best of the imperfect material before them. He deprecated in the public interest such treatment of a serious charge. Guilty, but insane.—Manchester Assizes, July 12th. — Manchester Guardian, July 13th.
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