Last week, when doing a little follow-up research for my previous post, I couldn’t resist setting up and taking this photo of a Criminal Court packet I came across from 1880, for none other than a man named “William Lawless”.
I didn’t bother to open it to discover what the evil deed doer did, as I had little time before the Archives Department was about to close for the day.
Good to see though, that despite two pleas (which I assume were “not guilty”), Mr. Lawless did not get off, but instead was sentenced to 30 days in jail for each offense.
With a surname like “Lawless” though, I suspect this defendant never stood a chance…
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