Attorney General v Edward Conway

JurisdictionIreland
CourtSupreme Court (Irish Free State)
Judgment Date01 Jan 1926
S. C.,
I. F. S.,
Attorney-General
and
Edward Conway

Larceny - Receiving stolen goods - Evidence - Statement of one conspirator not admissible as against another - Guilty knowledge - Knowledge merging in belief - No evidence to go to the jury - Conviction quashed.

Plaintiff appealed against a conviction from the Dublin Circuit Court (Criminal) where two charges were preferred against him - (1) conspiring to steal grain from the Merchants' Warehousing Company, Limited, and (2) receiving said grain knowing it to have been stolen. The grounds of the appeal as set out in the certificate were to discuss (a) whether there was evidence to support the findings and verdict of the jury, and (b) whether on application of counsel, for defendant, for a direction that there was not sufficient evidence, or any evidence to go to the jury against the said defendant, the Court ought to have directed the jury accordingly, the only evidence against defendant being the unsworn...

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