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CHAP. XIV.

INDICTMENTS FOR OFFENCES AGAINST THE PERSONS OP

INDIVIDUALS.

FOR HOMICIDE AND MURDER AGAINST PRINCIPALS,
Preliminary Notes.

the offence, 723
modes of prosecution, 732
the indictment, 733
finding of grand jury, 738
the evidence, 738
the verdict, 739
sentence and punishment, 740

MURDER-against AIDERS and ACCES

FOR HOMICIDE AND

SARIES. Preliminary notes.

PETIT TREASON.

offence, 742
indictment, 743
evidence, 744
sentence, 744

FOR MURDER ON THE STATUTE OF STABBING, 1 Jac. 1 e. 8.

offence, 746
indictinent, 748

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PRECEDENTS OF INDICTMENTS FOR MURDER,

General form of indictment for murder, 750 By shooting by shooting with pistol in belly, of which party immediately

died, 752 hy shooting with pistol where party died immediately-another

form, 753 against several, one as principal, in first degree, and others as

aiders and abettors for shooting on shore person who died

within admiralty jurisdiction, 753 against principals in first and in second degree, and accessary

before act for murder by shooting with pistol where murder was committed in one county and accessary procured in

another, 755 for murder by shooting-against two; one as principal in first

degree, and other as being present aiding and assisting, 756 By stabbing and cutting, 756

at common law for murder by stabbing with sword in belly, 756
by stabbing with knife, 757
by cutting throat, when deceased was taken to London hospital

from parish where blow was given and there died, 757
by throwing knife, 758
By striking and beating, dic.

by casting stone, 758
at adıniralty sessions, by striking with piece of wood, 759
by throwing overboard and drowning, 759
in court of admiralty--by striking with bucket, 759
by striking with pair of bellows, 760
against principals in first and second degree for murder by

striking with poker, 761
for striking wife with poker, 761
by beating with tists, and kicking on ground, 761
against principal in second degree by beating with stick on

temple, party who actually gave blow being unknown, 762 by striking with stick, choaking, squeezing, and pressing, &c,

against principals in first and second degree, 763 for striking, 763 for squeezing, 763 by blows and squeezing, 764 by beating with hands about head and temples, 764 by striling, throwing to the ground, and kicking, 764 by wilfully riding over person with horse, 765 by strangling and afterwards throwing into river, 765 by strangling with rope against principal, in first and second

degree, 766 for strangling with handkerchief with aid of person unknown, 766 for murder of bastard child, 767 by folding in cloth, 767 for throwing child into privy, whereby it was smothered, 767 for killing by strangling, 768 against married woman for murder of her own male child by

strangling it, 768 for murder of a female child, 768 for murder of her own infant child by strangling it, 769 for murder of her own infant male child by hiding and starving

it, 769 for murder of her own female child by hidig and starving it, 769

for murder of her own infant child by hiding and starving it, 769 for murder of infant child, unknown, by strangling it, 769 against woman for drowning her own child in pond, 770 by forcing to drink spirits to excess, 770 by forcing sick person into street, 771 against warden of Fleet and his deputy for murder, by confining

prisoner in unwholesome room, 771 By poisoning, cruel treatment, &c. against woman for murder of her father by intermixing arsenic

with tea and water-gruel, of which he drank at several

times, 772 for secretly conveying poison to deceased, 774 for murder, by placing poison so as to be mistaken for medicine,

laying offence in two counts, 775 by sending poison, 776 for murder of apprentice, where death was caused by starving, 777 by confining apprentice and starving him to death, 777

INDICTMENTS FOR PETIT TREASON.

for petit treason, where servant strangled master, 773
against servant for murder and petty treason, in one count, 779
for petty treason against woman for poisoning her husband, 779
for petty treason against wife by killing her husband with pin of

window-shutter, 780
for murder and petty treason by shooting, viz. against person

who sbot for murder, and against widow of deceased, who aided and assisted, for petty treason, 731

INDICTMENTS FOR MURDER ON STATUTE OF STABBING, 1 Jac, 1.

c. 8.
on 1 Jac. 1. c. 8. for stabbing. 782
for abetting, 782

INDICTMENTS FOR MANSLAUGHTER.

against driver of cart for manslaughter, 783

INDICTMENTS FOR MAYHEM.
Preliminary notes.

offence at common law, 784
offence on statutes, 784
indictment, 786

IXDICTMENT FOR SLITTING NOSE ON COVENTRY ACT. on Coventry act, 22 and 23 Car. 2. c. 1. for felony by slittina

nose, and against aider and abettor, 787

IN DICTMENT FOR MALICIOUSLY CUTTING, SHOOTING AT, &c.

on 43 Geo. III. for maliciously cutting prosecutor, 788
for maliciously shooting at and cutting, under 43 Geo. III. 789
for shooting at prosecutor in dwelling house, viz. against persoa

who shot, and two others for aiding and abetting, on

9 Geo. I. č. 22. 791 first count, stating assault by all parties; that J. S. shot, and

two others aided, &c. in dwelling-house, 791 third count, stating that all parties shot at prosecutor in dwelling

house, 793 fourth, stating that J. S. shot at prosecutor in dwelling-house,

and that two others aided, &c. 793 for shooting at prosecutor with pistol, laying offence in two

counts on 9 Geo. I. c. 22. 793 first count, for shooting with loaded pistol, 793 second, for shooting without stating pistol to be charged, 794 for maliciously shooting person in dwelling-house, 794 for maliciously shooting in public street, 794 on 43 Geo. III. c. 58. s. 1. for shooting at prosecutor, 794 against three persons for assault and cutting, &c. with intent to

murder, and against fourth for counselling, procuring,

&c. 795 on 43 Geo. III. c. 58. s. 1. for levelling gun at prosecutor, 795

FOR ATTEMPTS TO MURDER BY POISON, 796 against servant for putting corrosive mercury sublimate into tea

kettle with intent to poison her master, 796
for putting white arsenic into brandy and giving it to persou to

drink, 796
for felony in attempt to poison, on 43 Geo. III. 797

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for administering savin to woman quick with child with intent

to procure abortion, on 43 Geo. III. 797 on 43 Geo. III. for administering savin to woman not quick with

child with intent to procure miscarriage, 797 on 43 Geo. III. for administering savin to procure abortion to

woman before quickening, 798 at common law for assault, and administering, &c. to cause

miscarriage, 798

FOR ROBBERY.
Preliminary notes.

offence, 802

indictment, 805

punishment, 806

Precedents of indictments and informations.

for robbery, 806
for robbery on highway, and stealing book, money, and bill, 806
for robbery in dwelling-house, 807
for assault with intent to rob by menaces, &c. &c. 807

INDICTMENTS FOR ASSAULTS WITH INTENT TO RAVISH.

for making assault on single woman with intent to ravish, 816
for assault on married woman with intent to commit rape, 816
against two persons for assaulting married woman, with intent

that one of them should ravish her, 817

for assault on infant under ten years of age, with intent carnally

to know her, 817

INDICTMENTS FOR FORCIBLE ABDUCTION OF WOMEN.
for felony in taking woman having substance, and against her

will, under stat. 3 Fien. VII., 817

INDICTMENTS FOR ASSAULTS, &c, AT COMMON LAW

for common assault, 821
second count for another assault, 821
for throwing on floor and kicking, 821
for beating out eye, 822
for like and tearing hair off prosecutor's head by roots, 822
for assault and encouraging dog to bile, 823

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