ANGUS MURRAY ON TRIAL.
CROWN CASE CLOSED.
Evidence for the Defence.
Movements of Richard Buckley.
The trial of Angus Murray, aged about 40 years on a charge of having murdered Thomas Reginald Victor Berriman, was continued before Mr. Justice Mann in the Criminal Court yesterday. Mr. Macindoe appeared for the Crown and Mr. Gorman instructed by Messrs. Luke, Murphy, and Co. appeared for Murray. Further evi- dence was called by the Crown to show that Murray was the taller of two men seen running from the Glenferrie station and escaping in a motor car after Berriman had been shot near the Glenferrie station on October 8. When the Crown case closed, the defence called evidence to show that Murray was not near the spot at the time of the tragedy. Evidence was also given to prove that Richard Buckley, for whose arrest a reward of £500 has been offered with ill in bed at his son's house in Fitzroy on the day of the tragedy.
Witnesses said that Buckley left his son's home on the morning of October 13 and had not since been heard of.
Evidence of Identification.
Norman Alfred Rattray, merchant, of Hawthorn, said that on the morning of the tragedy he heard a man call out "I'm shot." He saw a man with a square suit- case in his hand running from the spot. The man carrying the suitcase was the man in the dock.
Mr Gorman - You were taken to the
gaol were you not?
Witness. - Yes
And they told you that you were to identify Angus Murray? - Yes
And Murray was the only man pre- sented to you - Yes
John William Heeps, confectioner, of Hawthorn, said that on the morning of October 8 he was at the Commercial Bank, Glenferrie, of which Mr Berriman was the manager. Later, when on the Glen- ferrie station he heard a noise. Turning around he noticed Mr. Berriman holding his ------ and calling out. Witness ap- proached Mr. Berriman and then ran ------- towards the Swinburne Technical College. He saw a man running, and another man was following behind. The second man, who was shorter, wore a blue suit similar to that produced. He ran with a peculiar lumbering gait. The taller man wore a hat like the one produced. A photograph produced was like the shorter man. They ran to the motor-car pursued by witness and a man named Barnes. The taller man opened a door of a motor-car to allow the short man to enter.
Mr Gorman - After the arrest, Senior- detective Clugston asked you to come up and have a look at Angus Murray, did he
Witness - "No I think he said "Come up and have a look at a man we have here."
I suggest that when you got to the gaol cell he called out in a loud voice, "Angus Murray?" - I do not think so.
George Henry Fairey, a baker of Abbots- ford, said that he was on the Glenferrie station when Mr. Berriman was shot
Murray was undoubtedly the taller man of
Mr. Gorman - Did you say at the Coro- ners Court that you would not swear to
Witness - I may have. He is like the
Frederick William Miles Wood, secure- tary at the Swinburne Technical College said that before the shot he saw Murray
standing near the rockery. Murray wore a hat similar to that produced.
Mr. Gorman. When you were brought to the gaol to identify Murray, did not Clugston say "Put on that hat Angus?"
Witness - Some officer did, I believe.
Did not Murray refuse to put on the hat on the grounds that it was not his hat? - Yes.
Mr Justice Mann - Tell the jury exactly what took place.
Witness - I was shown some hats and told to pick one out that looked like the hat worn by the man. There was something
said about putting on the hat, but who said what I do not know. The prisoner refused to put the hat on.
Do you recognise Murray as the man you had seen? - Yes.
Productlon of Depositions
Thomas John Ryan said that with Mr.
D. Grant P.M. and several officers of police he went to Somerset House on October 18 to take the depositions of Mr. Berri- man. Angus Murray was present with his solicitor Mr. Lawrence Murphy, who also questioned Berriman. Berriman said to witness "I have met you before at Heidelberg." Witness said "Yes. That was some time ago. It must be 17 years." It was quite true that witness and Mr. Berriman had met 17 years previously
In his depositions Berriman said,
"I think I know this man (indicating to Murray. This is not the man who shot me it was the other man. I am too weak ......... the other man now."
Mr. Gorman. Were any detectives in the room when you entered?
Witness - Yes Detective Brennan and Senior detective Clugston.
Did the prisoner say "I want you to be --- dead Mr. Berriman? ''
Mr Macindoe - I object to that.
Mr Gorman - Well did Mr. Berriman say "Yes.You might not be the man?''
Witness - I did not hear it.
Mr Berriman was very weak, was he not? - Yes.
What did the doctor say to Mr. Murphy "You can ask him a few more questions if you can be quick?" - Yes
As a matter of fact, the doctor did pro- test against the examination? - Yes
------ James Raymond Stone, a baker, --- said during September and October of ------he served with bread the house
443- Barkly street, St. Kilda. He saw Murray at the house twice. On two occa- sions Murray paid the bills.
Mr Gorman - Was his hair then fairer than it is now?
Witness - I could not say. I used to rush in and rush out again.
Raid on House Described.
Detective Fowler said that on October 11 he and Senior detective Clugston and othiio went to the house in St Kildain which Leslie Taylor lived. They arrested Murrayat the point of the revolver. In another room they found Leslie Taylor and Ida Pender. A nickel plated revolver with one ehamber empty was found. Witness made a search of the bedboom, and found a brown suit and a grey suit. Murray said that another man lind occu niel the loom before ho linne to the place Mun iv added that he vus m Sydney on
the iliv of tho tiagcdv
Mi Gorman-Yon have examined the bn'lit extracted from Ali Ben mian'
I'm lu -T have not
Mi Gorman -It is conceded that the bullet will not fit that rcvolvei»-I do mt I now anvthinr about it
Ii nu the de«ciiptiiins you have received ol I he nu ni «hull the men went away, vioull vim niv that it vv is Tavlei s cu' Willi a few nlttiutions it mifeht hue
U um nile the discpption did not e nrspond with IB)IOI S car as you know itv li was the same size
Jmlot WUK wanted bv Hu pnliu ni Mil b n i i about 12 months was he not'
All Alaeindoc - 1 lint is not evidence
Ali Golman-I piopose, Ynm Honoiii
to «.how that theie weic disti lgmshmg lum I«, nu lav lor and vii the pome had .loin ulti in ldentifv HIL lum m Mellion no Ii \V ilnoss - You lound no non Inline 0| ii suite isi uboul the house did von'
S.IUII deteitlve I highton mil Detective Linnhe II de. guvi evideinc
Outlinlnn the Defence
Mi (.01 mau cn ni thal he would mil an ".pul iiKphaltci «ho would sav Hint Ikon vvis no tin nllghl nt tin spot upon «lull Mi« Ashton uni that slu saw i Im lim mug a tin buk of the house m »huh lesln luvloi lived He would i ill nil lusses lo tell thcin the kind of mun
lluil lev wus in iipliiurunct, mid to till tin in where he was on the duv of the mindel nnd loi sölnu duv s atti i Alininv en a pul f i oin (.ellong Ouol on Vumst _'l mil hi lived Hui I fe of n lujitivi It wai ililli! lilt to git el n eet ev lelenee ol his when ni outs mi iiiiv pin tie ulm day hut theie
win, one niau who saw linn on Octubii S
Murray interviewed this man with a view to getting a passage away to England.
Albert Edward Morris said that he was an expert asphalter of 20 years' experience. As a rule, when fire was lit upon asphalt
the trace of it could be seen for six or eight months after. He could find no trace of fire upon the spot on which Mrs. Ash- ton said that she had seen a fire burning.
Mr. Macindoe.—But a quick fire for a short time might leave no trace? Morris.—It might not?
John Richard Wilkinson, living at Gadd street, Croxton, said that he was engaged by Taylor to drive a car on October 8. He drove the car to Taylor's house at St. Kilda. The number of the car was 771. He reached the house at about half- past 9 o'clock, and left a few minutes after arrival. He was accompanice by Mr. Taylor. They went first to the court, where they had business, and then to Dr. Kenneth McLean's in Collins street. Later they went to Bourke street, where they visited different hotels and other places. Witness then drove Mr. Taylor's brother and a clerk to the Richmond races, where witness put his car into the park area. They left the racecourse some time after the last race. At no time during the day had he driven the car back to Mr. Taylor's
Mr. Macindoe.—Leslie Taylor lent you the car for the day?
Witness.—He did not lend it to me. He ordered me to drive Mr. Bill Taylor and the clerk to the races.
You know Taylor, I suppose?—Just from being engaged to drive him about.
Do you always call him Mr.?—Yes.
How did yon let "Leslie" slip out when you first got into the box?—I suppose that was from reading the name so much.
Ernest John Body, a photographer, said that certain photographs produced were taken by him. The original was probably
a man who was then in court and who was asked to stand up for identification.
Reuben Abrahams said that he was a bookmaker's clerk living at Milton street, St. Kilda. His house was about 200 yards from the house in which Taylor lived.
Mr. Gorman.—Did you know Taylor?
How?—Sometimes he visited my place, and borrowed garden tools, and occasion- ally I went to bring them back. Occasion- ally he brought them back. That photo- graph produced is mine.
Mr. Macindoe.—You are a friend of Taylor's?
But your wife bailed him out?—Yes.
Is she a friend of Taylor's?—I do not know; she is a friend of Ida Pender's.
Why did you get that photograph taken?
—Taylor said that he wanted me to. He suggested that perhaps witnesses had seen me at his place and had mistaken me for
You were not on the Glenferrie station on October 8?—Certainly not.
Hugh Dawson, a lishmongii, of South Melbourne, vnd that on Oitobei 7 and 8 he was on tin sido of the lagoon ut Port Melhnurni selling fish On Octobei 7 lu had a lonversattoit with a leilaiii ninn, in consequence of which he su« n man named I muk« on tho following dav Pi miks was uieompaintd bv a man who gave the name
of Mi Biewbtcr
Do von seo an)one in louit hki Mr
Brew slu '
\Vitin8s-Yes lite niau m the doik îiî lil e linn though Mi Bievvstcr was fatror
Mr Mnelndoi-Whj did jon come here
to dav '
Witness-- I lotild haidlj tell jon how T came to be hen
Hid Leslie lajloi who interviewed von turn out to bi 1 ranks*-No
I hen how did lajlor know that \ou hid sein Biewstn'-I have liol the least idea Tai loi nine lo mo und said, 'Did JOH propuse n Mr Ii miks to get u job foi a man' I mud, "I did not pi omise lum, but» I said Unit I would get lum n job if I
Mrs Buckley In Box
\iinc 1 liznbuth Buiklcv saul th it she lived in Cet il street, Pitzioj, with lnr bus band, who was the son of Richard Bmk hj Hot futhu ni law taino to live with them on lune 13 of last j ear ni left on Octobn 13' Tie was about 04 vcirs of age He vv is a mau of stout budd He had been opeluted on in Apt ii mid duung October li_e was \cn weak Ile also had a bullet wound On Oitobir 8 he WIIB JOIJ ill in heil He had served mum sentences, and had been i (-leased on an indeterminate sent once On Pridnv following Octobei 8 he left tin house
Mr Mmmdoc-Who opentcd on Rich
aid Bucklev '
He wus in, join house on Octobei S' I \\ ho else san linn'-Mv sistci ind mi j hush md Hi bl ought m n papel nu Octo
bil 13 mid Hind, Look at this J btv arc trjing to fruin me foi the niurdct of Mr Bu rmtuii' Ile added, J hij gtivc mi live j cms foi anothli thing that 1 mvn did and thev nie not going to do it again " Ile went nvvav and sinn thf*n 1 have ncilhei seen lum not heuid of linn
And v on know thri e is a revv ard of J.500 olTind foi hint*-\ts
\\ llliam Bml liv, hush nil of the last witnes«, ind a son of Richard Bucklev, said that he wns implovcd in one of the suburbs In Octobei last his futhet was living m tin house with lum On the afternoon m Oitobei 8 witness rame home and found his father in bid His fnthn was then ill Witness last saw his fnthei on Octobei 13
Richard Buckley's History
Mr Maiindm -You knew Hint vont father was tiled foi niurdct m this comt, and that the mrv ihsagiced, did jon not'
\\ ilness -Yes
Were von bete when join father wis charged with hnvin" broken into n tpunt ing liotlBc'-"i cs
Did j ou not hent bim picul gudtv'-I ' am not sure hut it was not thal «entente( to which be leferied Hi Mid nf his first I sentence that he lind bien sentenced and Hogged though he was mnoicnt Minn
ho went nvvav on Ortobei 13 be said lb it | 'if thev wanted bim thev would bivi to git him
Prisoner Gives Evidence
'Known as \ngii Munn, said tlu (ill I
Bonn when he viint into th bo\, and vi is j
its! ed bim name Muiriv saul that be escaped from tlu feeding Gaol on August 24 He staved m Geelong foi about three dav s at two diffotint hotels Dunne, the tune that he was in Geelong lie slijcd m thi same hotel as Majoi I niidn tin Govn nor of Piiiludr.e and Mr Al Pherson in si ectot gineral i f prisons \\ hen he saw these two oftmals then UP vient to atioth r hotel It was at tin "\ u tot in Hotel tint he saw Mi MiPhiison and Majoi Condii Ile came to Melbourne md took up his re
stdenie in the housi ni whit h hi vi is ar d rested During August nnd '.cptcmbci he
did not move mindi about tin ntv On ii Oitober 8 witness was a fan man and he
continued so until a few dav s ifter his in ii rest He had put rouge on his cheeks,
and applied sonic faic citnm
Mi iioitniiii -I rom the morning of Oc tober 8 what were vom movements'
Murra.} -IA eil, on the morning; of Odo bcr 8 I-met a man nnmeil I ranks and we went tpgcthei and saw Davison Traills mil odin ci! me as Mi Uievvstci I did not return to the Bail Iv Bticct housi until late m the evening
Hou vicie von dnssed'-Just as 1 mi now, with n dark hat
Put vomJint on'-Have I join Honours pel misson *
Mi Justice Mann-Ccrtninlj
Mr Golman -Weie von at tin Glen feme station on Oitober S'
Murun - Certnmlv not Ihe wit nei ps win sin I tint Uni siw nu running wctc misinl en I did not ne,ne with Ililli liv u with injone eist tint i shot should bi In ed on the f lenfeiiii ht i
tion I did not set tin hit hue produced until it was puidttied III (II éliminai in vesti"itioii di| iitmont I IIIIVL in IPI ml dm in lal lot » ern mid I hut li id norn of tin pi moods nt the i lbben
\\ lipii Mi Bei ninan s depositions win tal ni whit iiiiuiiedv I iniil Mi Hu mum I mi \ue,its Murriv-li» mini thev m mun, ti ti um f i i ii bui" i ni it < li n)i l ni I mint i ni (o bp ven i it i
ful' Mi linn nu in icphtd \uj well
ion iimv not bp (lu linn Detective Milne lim i ml in to IIK idol 11 th. In J nml u lion lu t C1 Nil Ik u nulli tnuilt a -inulu numil
and 1 ti nil to git it down D t etiu Milne Uni item il tu linitdc ntl nn
Former Bank Official Mentioned
Mt Mat union N lit i, did vin go to ( ee lout, shout Siptenibci IÍ1J2
Did jon imc( ii niau i tnied Riihiiilsim tlme'-No
\ man who lind foimnlj been n tollu ni this ter) balik'-No
Did auv niau tall lo von about lion simple it would lu to ni tink this bank minai,!! at Glenfern« No
Von kum lim kin, of i out ti'-^ is I «ml ni with lum foi veins
itul i f iniiLsi v jit looked lum up' -No I just stink to 11 inks, who wus mv one tin ml Hunks took mi to I ai lui s limit
Is lu lieu to din ' No hu is muling n that the dittittvis will not have lulu
tin i hid Iiivlm
linn lu ts no1 (iimniK" No Hi would . t foul ii he did
Vi Hues-, saul that he told tim detcilives that lie waa in isjdncj at the time of Ihe tragedj, hecnusi ho saw that the (jetcetives uno tning to frinu lum fit murder
the loreiniui of the jttiv u°hcd wbethel finilitii t would bt illoidt 1 thin of nunn, the stein of tin ti lgtilv ami ot lnspiitius the housi in Bail Iv stielt, f-l Kilda
Mi Justin Mum) saul that lu would tonsider tin itijuest
The hearing was adjoin neil until this