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Source: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1781, Sunday, May 16, 1830.

Queen Square.
Alleged Murder.

On Wednesday, Thomas Gardner, an out-pensioner of Chelsea College, was charged with the murder of Ann, his wife, by kicking her, and inflicting blows on her throat. It appeared, that on last Tuesday week the prisoner and his wife, and a son-in-law, appeared at this office, respecting the removal of some property by the son-in-law from the prisoner's house; and on the return of the prisoner and his wife to their house, Chapel-street, New-road, Chelsea, the prisoner beat and kicked her, and attempted to strangle her. She was so ill that she was taken to St. George's Hospital, where she lingered until Saturday afternoon, and then expired. During her illness, she repeatedly asserted that the violence of her husband in beating her on the throat would terminate her existence. The prisoner was remanded for the attendance of Mr. Hewitt, the Hospital surgeon, on a future day.