Attorney General v Mary Skelly

JurisdictionIreland
CourtCentral Criminal Court (Ireland)
Date01 January 1935
[C. C. C., I.F.S.]
Attorney-General
and
Mary Skelly

Evidence - Indictment for murder - No charge of murder - Charge of concealment of birth only - Jury discharged - New trial.

  1. M. S. was indicted and arraigned for murdering an unnamed infant. It transpired in the course of the evidence for the prosecution that the accused when arrested had been charged with concealment of birth only. O'Byrne, J., ruled that, in the absence of evidence that the accused had been charged with committing the offence for which she was indicted, the jury should be discharged and the accused put back.

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