If the murder
had not been committed till Tuesday night, who was the prophet that had foretold it, in all its circumstances, on Tuesday morning?
That he could have committed the murder
alone, seems beyond the limits of probability.
Wilson refused to suspect Tom; for first, Tom couldn't murder
anybody--he hadn't character enough; secondly, if he could murder
a person he wouldn't select his doting benefactor and nearest relative; thirdly, self-interest was in the way; for while the uncle lived, Tom was sure of a free support and a chance to get the destroyed will revived again, but with the uncle gone, that chance was gone too.
I was firmly convinced in my own mind that Justine, and indeed every human being, was guiltless of this murder
. I had no fear, therefore, that any circumstantial evidence could be brought forward strong enough to convict her.
Sheriff, arrest these two witnesses on suspicions of being accessionary after the fact to the murder
"Why, he was accused of the murder
," Razumihin went on hotly.
At the double inquest the coroner's jury found that Daniel Baker died by his own hand while suffering from temporary insanity, and that Samuel Morritz was murdered
by some person or persons to the jury unknown.
Giles Hicks, living but a short distance from where I used to live, murdered
my wife's cousin, a young girl between fifteen and six- teen years of age, mangling her person in the most horrible manner, breaking her nose and breastbone with a stick, so that the poor girl expired in a few hours afterward.
Hearing that the woman whom they had just left had been landlady of an inn, and that a murder
had been committed under her roof, he was led to ask himself if any explanation might be found, in these circumstances, of the otherwise incomprehensible effect produced on Mrs.
John Macfarlane, introduced as evidence in the trial, says: "There is one Alan Stewart, a distant friend of the late Ardshiel's, who is in the French service, and came over in March last, as he said to some, in order to settle at home; to others, that he was to go soon back; and was, as I hear, the day that the murder
was committed, seen not far from the place where it happened, and is not now to be seen; by which it is believed he was the actor.
"For," says he, "I am sure we ought to sentence them to the gallows;" and with that he gives an account how Will Atkins, one of the three, had proposed to have all the five Englishmen join together and murder
all the Spaniards when they were in their sleep.
"No confidences, Watson; for they are mighty awkward if it comes to an arrest for conspiracy and murder