Suicide of a policeman.
hanged himself in New Orleans on the 26th ultimo.
He had been principal witness against a convicted murderer, who, when asked by the Judge
why sentence of death should not be passed upon him, proclaimed his innocence, and in strong language, though decorous to the Court
, anathematized the police, charging them with perpetrating crimes and throwing the penalties upon others.
The circumstance and coincidence gave rise to numerous rumors in the community, the most generally received one being that McMullen
hung himself through remorse, in having convicted a man of murder by false evidence.--Another was, that McMullen
had himself committed the murder for which another was convicted on his evidence.