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Execution at Armidale

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Wednesday 30 May 1888, The Sydney Morning Herald




The man Grace, convicted of the murder of Stapleton at Hillgrove, was executed in gaol this morning at 9 o’clock. He walked steadily on to the scaffold, accompanied by Father Petre. He never spoke or noticed anything, except responding earnestly to the prayers. Death was instantaneous, and there was no struggling or suffering. The culprit made no public statement; but it is understood he has left a document to be forwarded to his brother in Victoria. About 20 people witnessed the execution. Deputy-sheriff Maybury was present.

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