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"I FORGET." | Serious Swansea Charge I Reduced by Bench. t PROSECUTRIXI-EXTRAOR-1 .DINARY ATTITUDE. I Peter Joris (38). described as a spelter worker, appeared at the Swansea °oliee Court on Wednesday, charged on remand with attempting to murder Annie May Geary, with a razor, on the 6ih "st.: also with cutting and wounding Daniel John Geary at the same time and place. Mr. Rupert Lewis appeared ior the prosecution, and Mr. ivor Evans de- fended. Mr. Lewis said the case was really a family affair, all the parties being related Prisoner was the uncle )f the plaintiffs, and the plaintiffs were married but had separated for some 16 months over baby. On the night ill quo -ion the prosecutor met her mother-in-law, 'ho invited her to her home at th Graig in Plasmarl, and there endeavoured to effect a reconciliation. Joris came to the house and had an argument with Geary. HH then asked prosecutrix to step outside for a moment. Prosecutrix refused, a' also refused to aciompany him home, saying she was stopping the night. Prisoner then took a razor from his right coat pocket, went up to prose- cutrix and cut her in the face PROSECUTRIX FORGETS. i Mrs. Annie May Geary said she was I Erisoner's niece and had separated from her husband through some t: uble over a baby. When Joris came ha said he had written a letter to the )rose- cutor apologising or what he ad said about him. Then, continued witness, her husband to' Joris he had been too friendly with his wife. and Joris said he would summons him and 'ke him pay for it. After which, witness said, he asked her husband if he could prove any- thing, to which her husband ? d he j could not; he had been listening to what people had been saying. Then Joris and her husband began to argue and con- tinued for a long time. Joris said some- thing which she could not remember. Witness said she could not remember anything after that. Asked if she remembered anything abont. I the cut, witness said "My husband was standing up by me and I do not know who did it. I ran out and did not know I was cut until I saw blood." I Mr. Lewis: Do you remember anything &bo'ut him asking you to step outride? Yes, sir. I told him I would see him i? ? the! morning, but he said be wanted to see me now and not in the morning. He said my husband could come out as well, but he would not. L said I was not going out a.nd my husb.md told me to sit down. j In answer to further questions witness 5-rtid sh e did not remember what she had said previously. A CHANGE OF FRONT. Mr. Rupert Lewis made an objection and begged leave to treat witness as a hostile witness and question her accordingly. Mr. Lewis then called Detective Francis, who deposed to taking down in writing the 1 statement volunteered by the prosecutrix. Prosecutrix signed the statement in bis presence. Mr. Lewis then proceeded to cross- examine witness (the prosecutrix) as a hostile witness. Mr. Lewis: Did Joris jump on you when you were in the chair ?-I do not reinember. You made this statement: Defendant jumped at me and put his left arm around my neck.—I do not remember; ] was too frightened. Did you notice a razor in his hand?— No, sir; I did not fee! myself cut. Did you not tell the officer that you noticed a razor in his right hand P-No answer. Mr. Lewis: Do you remem ber the oiffcer reading it over to you?—I do not re-member. Mr. Lewis: Do you remember seeing me on Saturday P—Yes, I can say I saw Y011. I Do you remember teUm? me t? a?nae I t thing ?—No, sir. Mr. 'Aarpf?:- Do you want to teU any- thing?—No answer. Do you want t give evidence against this man ;Yes. sir. A WARNING. I Mr. Taorpe: Well, you had better give evidence as you gave it before, or you may put yourself in an awkward posi- tíon, T give that to you as a warning. Chairman Do you think that what you said on Saturday is not true?—I was very much frightened. Mr. Thorpe Have you been trying to settle this case?—No, s ir. Hat anybody been trying to settle it?— Nô. tir. Have you ever {old anyone you did not want to go on with the case:—I said I did not wish to pmsi the chai-ge Who was that ?—Dr. Kemp. tr. Lewis Do you remember telling me I your husband prevented your neck from bemg cut:—No, sir. i Mr. Thorpe (addieMing the witness) said Ae had made a. statement, aud now J'emem _I bered nothing about it. F what she bad said was not true, said Mr- Thorpe, fhe would be liabie to u perjury action. PRCSBCTTRIX'CS HUSBAND. Daniel John Geary wm the next witness called, and kaii he was the prosecutrix's husband, and was a spelter worker. Pri- soner, he ijid, was his uncle. On the night of the 5th inst., between 9 p.m and 11 p m prisoner came into the house. He (witneu) was discussing with his wife the auestion of living together again. Joris asked witness if he was going bactt to his wife, and witness said it N%mb his business. Prisoner then, said witness, asked prosecutrix if fhe was going home. and witness said "No," Wit- ness then told him to mind his own business and said he (prisoner) had been too friendly with his (witn?-) wife. Witnp?, continu- ing, said big wife was sitting on a ch?ir, and Jaughed ? pr?one? who ?id, "Who are 'ou laughing at?" Then, sa?ld wjtne&&, he cjss^™. *Kt?l;f ?'?? ? wife, and he  hira Hf. V,, J1L7jOT out "? h? right pocket ani-1 out hi  round her nck.  ddÆ:hed forward, a.nd put ? hand ?'? her neck, and be felt ??bing str*e his arnZ II'* /b a 'a,zür, and a slipped upwardë and cut his wIfe  the ken WItnes6 caught hold of prisoner too strong for him, and he let him S^ PrLmr STgflS? ttttiji "« f fur you I Y'?i ? yu." tr, ? it 00 h? witu. reck, and «t*uck a .raZQr. Asked by Mr. Kvans 'I he succe"?? Th-" eories- had acM improperly with pPrro«ss-„ccuu- ,tr:i.x:, witness repiied "No," P'-os?cu OTHER EVIDENCE. ..I(>nn <ieary, who gave corroborative evi- dpnr.« W5UIoalled- and in cro?s-examina-t?Q told \i, that after ? argument a 'enera! 7a CIUJQod, and ?? whole affair miuht W & beenan- accident, ini t bave? been ? Mcident,. M- KeZIL,?:ai'd, a, spearman, !mg at the sa? aSp? Ks f ? Pro?ut? moU? Graitr house '\voore the aS* iiKt2r?arI(toe house the e\'idelnce give.n, by the  Da.niel (??srY- 11-" a.nwer to Mr. Tlio?rpe witne&s id he Jnd In the 6Cuffl, and did not w anything happe„. e *sume' and did not see Daniel Geary, ^sT^n ^th' Daniel (joo,ry, 'WIth a, larg6 gas1I in the the rigthft eeaai. WWiitney pat four stitches U¡e nt?ht <?- .?tn? put fouj stdtch? in the woupd, Whlh ?' half-an-inchdeep. D. J. G?r?, ""d wifB?s had a wound <>n ?e right ? of the 11-k ?bout an iLnch Jong. also ? incised wQund with the point of a suarp instrument. I P C" WUluuns said that when be arr^es™ted prisoner the latter s?d, •« If anyfch  Wrong I am ?rry and when chSS?ed _id. .??dtodcson?hing,?? were ? al) against him. f This term-Lifted the case for the prosecu- tiorl. Mr. Evans said owing to the v -'It of malice in the way defendant as alleged to have done the act, he thought tha Bench could be iustifi, m reducing th? charge to one of common assault The prisoner was eo..itted to the Assizes on a charge d cutting and nding to which he plea e not ,T"Ildinb ga' i' i beirig allovred ill a pe -a ] -gEitty, bil bpin? aHowed in a pei. _al surety of ?60 and one of £ 50 or two of £ 25.

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