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Commonwealth vs. Sears. --This case will come up to-day before the County Court of Chesterfield, sitting as an examining court. As we have hitherto neglected to publish them, we take this occa
f Manchester, who sent the defendant on to the County Court for examination.
It was proved that Sears, who is a Pennsylvanian, obtained license on the 10th of July last to marry the widow of Geo. Tu te should pass into the hands of a trustee, who was to pay over the rents and profits thereof to Sears until his death, when it was to take the course required by the Virginia law of descendents.
Thus circumstanced, the parties were married.
On the evening of Monday, the 26th of August, Sears asked his wife if she would like to have some milk toddy.
She replied that she would.
He went into t tem examination of the body of the deceased showed strychnine, or traces of it, in the stomach.
Sears will be examined to-day on the charge of willfully, maliciously and feloniously causing the deat