The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 6 Nov 1930 1
Thursday, November 6.
No. 1 Court.—Alfred Stewart King, assault a girl under the age of 16 years and commit an act of indecency; James Charles McKenzie, larceny; Albert Groth, larceny; Cecil McCormack, common assault (for plea only).
No. 2 Court.—Edward Alexander Shaw, assault; Noel Jack Leigh Kelly, attempt to steal; Leslie Cunningham, break, enter, and steal; George James Robert Miller, robbery.
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 7 Nov 1930 2
(Before Judge Armstrong.)
(Mr TS Crawford, Crown Prosecutor.)
JURY STOPPED CASE.
Edgar [or Edward] Alexander Shaw, 39, a carpenter, was charged with an abominable offence, [on George Scherf, 9 years of age], at Balmoral.
The jury stopped the case and returned a verdict of not guilty. Shaw was discharged. Mr BT Heavener appeared for Shaw.
1 The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 6 Nov 1930, p. 8. Emphasis added.
2 The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 7 Nov 1930, p. 8.