Foreign News: Not Guilty

"It is a most curious situation, perhaps unique in these courts," mused Mr. Justice Devlin last week, "that the act of murder has to be proved by expert evidence." Even Dr. John Bodkin Adams, the defendant in one of the longest murder trials in Old Bailey's history, was said to have asked in wonderment, "Can you prove it was murder?", when police arrested him last December on suspicion of having poisoned his eccentric old patient, Mrs. Edith Alice Morrell, in seaside Eastbourne six years earlier.

During the three weeks of Adams' trial, as the...

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