Huddersfield Chronicle (21/Nov/1891) - The Murder at Linthwaite

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In view of the trial at the ensuing Assizes at Leeds, next month, of James Stockwell, teamer, on the charge of wilfully murdering Catherine Dennis, at Linthwaite, on the 21st of August last, and of the fact that the defence will be that Stockwell was in such an unsound state of mind at the time of the murder as not to be responsible for his actions, it is stated that the chief medical officer of the West Rising Lunatic Asylum, at Wakefield, is about to visit Huddersfield to make enquiries into the state of mind and antecedents of other members of the prisoner's family. It will be remembered that since the committal of Stockwell for trail his mother has been removed to a lunatic asylum.