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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

R. v. Davis [1821] NSWKR 18; [1821] NSWSupC 18

stealing

Court of Criminal Jurisdiction

Wylde J.A., 23 August 1821

Source: Sydney Gazette, 25 August1821

Solomon Davis was indicted for stealing from the person of William Kalay £9 in notes and cash. The prisoner was found guilty of the charge specified in the indictment; and such a development of inequity seldom even in this Colony transpires, as was on this trial manifested to a Court of Justice: the prisoner was not only found guilty of robbery, but also proved to be a notorious gambler, with which dreadfully doubled character was combined that of a cool and deliberate perjury. The prisoner was held up as a proper object of execration, in which his trifold character was fatally delineated, and he then received a sentence of the Court, which was seven years transportation.

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