Sheep stealing acquittal

  • 24th July 2019
  • News

The Tipperary Free Press reporting on the assizes in Clonmel 1827 included this hilarious acquittal.

The judge refused to even hear the case as the chief witness appeared totally ignorant of religion. The sixteen year old had ‘Never heard anything bad about God’! fair enough I say.

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