Portsmouth Evening News

Murder By A Gipsy

Thursday, 8th November 1883

At the Exeter Assizes, yesterday, a traveling gipsy tinker, named Boswell, was indicted for the murder of another gipsy, named Down, with whom he was travelling, and whose brains he beat out with a hammer on the highway, near Newlyn, Cornwall, about a month ago.

The Jury accepted the defence of provocation and returned a verdict of manslaughter, and prisoner was sentenced to 20 years penal servitude.

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