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Colonial Cases

R v. Lee [1887]

wounding with intent

Supreme Court for China

Shanghai, Rennie C.J., 13 January 1887

Source: Supreme Court of China (Shanghai), Judges' Notebooks, Vol. 3 (1880-1893), The National Archives (U.K.), FO1092: 340, p 111


Regina v. George Marcus Lee.

Charge 1st Count - Wounding with intent to murder

            2nd Count - Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

Prisoner being arraigned

Pleads not guilty.

Mr. [Latham] for Prisoner objects to the jurisdiction on the ground that he is not a British Subject [altho'] in the articles of a British ship.  The Crown Advocate admits for the purpose of the argument that the Prisoner is a native born citizen of the United States.

Objection overruled.

Prisoner withdraws plea of not guilty and pleads guilty to the charge of unlawfully wounding.  Crown Advocate [??? ???] the plea & does not offer any evidence on the other charges.

Sentence: 12 months Impt with hard labour.

13.1.87                  R. T. Rennie, C.J.

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