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

R v Cossar [1826] NSWSupC 20

stealing - confession

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Stephen A.C.J.,[1 ] 16 March 1826

Source: Sydney Gazette, 18 March 1826


Thomas Cossar, was indicted for stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, the property of Samuel Davis.  The charge against the prisoner rested solely on his own confession, which it appeared had been obtained under a promise, that no proceedings should be taken against him, in consequence of which His Honor directed an acquittal. -  Not Guilty.



[1 ]Forbes C.J. was on sick leave from 23 February 1826 until 29 May 1826; John Stephen was Acting Chief Justice in this period: see Australian, 23 February and 3 June 1826.

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