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Friday 31 December 1909, The Sydney Morning Herald



In a written statement supplied to the police, Henry Casey confessed to the murder of Johanna Kelly at the Central Hotel, Armidale, on the morning of December 13, 1908.

The text of the confession has not so far been made public, but the Inspector-General of Police (Mr. Garvin) stated yesterday that he understood that, after admitting his guilt, Casey went on to say that he “meant to kill someone else.” This is taken to mean that Casey had not singled out Johanna Kelly as his victim. Two women were asleep in the room at the hotel on the night of the tragedy.

The Inspector-General has sent Detective Fullerton to Armidale to look after the case.

Written by macalba

July 27, 2010 at 8:01 pm

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