The History of Leith

September 6, 2006

An account

An account of the Trial and Sentence of John Campell, and William Helm, accnsed of culpable Homicide, whereby Alexr. Lawson a shearer met his death at Currie. John Campbell and William Helm were next brought to the bar, accussed of culpable homicide, wickedly and recklessly attacked and laid hold of Alexander Lawson’ weaver, dragged him out from thence, and pushed, or with blows knocked, the said Alexander Lawson to the ground with violence, whereby his skull was fractured; and, in consequence of which, he died immediately thereafter. The prisoners pleaded not guilty. for more click here

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