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R v. Miniati, 1863

[manslaughter]

R. v. Miniati

Consular Court, Egypt
1863
Source: Daily Southern Cross (NZ), 26 October 1863

LATE NEWS FROM EGYPT.

(Translated for the Sydney Morning Herald from the Eco di Egito, of the 28th of August.)

Egypt appears to be in an unsatisfactory state.  The papers publish an account of the trial of one Alessandro Miniati, in the British Consular Court for Egypt, held at Alexandria.  Miniati - a native of Cephalonia - was accused on the 22nd of August of manslaughter, having, in a shop at Tartushi, shot one Nicoli.  The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.  There was evidence to show that the prisoner had been drinking at the time that he shot Nicoli.

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