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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No.1863, Sunday, December 18, 1831

[James Bryant, Costermonger, charge of Murder]


On Thursday James Bryant, the costermonger, was again brought up, charged on suspicion of having murdered Sarah Barter, who had given evidence against him on a charge of robbery. Several additional witnesses were examined, but none of their evidence fixed guilt upon the prisoner further than that he had frequently, since his trial, threatened the missing young women. The magistrate remanded him for further examination, as circumstances were suspicious against him; and the more especially as he had refused to account for any portion of his time from the Wednesday to the following Monday, between which days the female was first missed.

Related: Suspected Murder