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charged with the murder of George P. Wright, a private in the 12th Virginia Battalion, on Thursday evening last, in Rocketts, was before the Recorder last Saturday; but because of the absence of other parties, the examination was postponed. Sydney Wicker, the man who is said to have inflicted the stab which caused Wright's death, had not been arrested, and there were other parties whose presence would be needed to ensure justice. The Coroner's inquest after hearing such witnesses as could beer parties, the examination was postponed. Sydney Wicker, the man who is said to have inflicted the stab which caused Wright's death, had not been arrested, and there were other parties whose presence would be needed to ensure justice. The Coroner's inquest after hearing such witnesses as could be found, rendered a verdict that the deceased came to his death by a stab in the abdomen, inflected by Sydney Wicker; and that John Carter, John Champion and Charles Tenser were aiders and abettors.
The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1863., [Electronic resource], Gen. Lee's army — later from the North. (search)
Murdering a soldier. --John Carter, Pat'k McAnara, and Edward Skahan, charged with feloniously beating and stabbing George P. Wright, and thereby causing his death, made their appearance before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge; but many of the witnesses being absent, the examination was postponed till to day, and the partise accused were remanded to The police have not yet succeeded in arresting Sydney Wicker, who is said to have inflicted the stab, and who is believed to be lurking about the Eastern suburbs, where the military authorities will be likely to capture him very soon as a deserter.
The Rocketts murder. --Most of the Mayor's session, last Saturday morning, was spent in the examination of Sydney Wicker, John Champion, Charles Tensor, and John Carter, charged with stabbing and killing George P. Wright alias Doyle, on the 2d of July. The witnesses generally implicated Wicker and Champion in the affray, none of them testifying that Carter was engaged in it. The Mayor remanded all the prisoners for examination before the Hustings Court on the 25th inst, and admitted Carte Saturday morning, was spent in the examination of Sydney Wicker, John Champion, Charles Tensor, and John Carter, charged with stabbing and killing George P. Wright alias Doyle, on the 2d of July. The witnesses generally implicated Wicker and Champion in the affray, none of them testifying that Carter was engaged in it. The Mayor remanded all the prisoners for examination before the Hustings Court on the 25th inst, and admitted Carter to bail in $1,000, because of his light suspicion of guilt.
Not heard. --A Court was called last Saturday for the examination of Sydney Wicker, John Champion, Charles Tonson, and John Carter, charged with the murder of George P. Wright, on the 30th of June; but many of the witnesses failing to appear, the examination was adjourned to a future day. John Carter, one of the parties charged, against whom the suspicion of guilt is exceedingly light, was admitted to ball in the sum of $1,000 to appear and answer. The deceased was from Louisiana, and only a few minutes before his death gave his name as Doyle.
Called Court. --A called Court of Magistrates was held at the City Hall yesterday, Alderman Timberlake presiding, for the examination of Sydney Wicker, John Champion, Chas. Tonson, and John Carter, charged with the murder of Geo. P. Wright alias Hoyle, on the 2d of July. A large number of witnesses were examined, none of whom identified Carter in any manner with the row which led to the murder and he was discharged. In the case of Wisker, Tonson and Champion, the Court thought the suspicion sufficiently strong to warrant them a trial, and they were there upon sent on to Judge Lyon's Court for the September term, and refused bail.
Convicted. --Sydney Wicker, indicted for the murder of Gen. P. Wright, alias Doyle, has been tried before Judge Lyons, of the Husting Court, found guilty, by the jury, and his term of punishment ascertained at seven years in the penitentiary. Gen. Marshall, his counsel, will argue his motion to set aside the verdict to-day.