the murder of Robert Riley

Yesterday morning John Haddon, of Whitick in this County, was committed to gaol by Mr Tilly, Coroner, for the murder of Robert Riley. ’Tis said that the deceased and Haddon were drinking together at a public house on Saturday last and that the deceased was very quarrelsome, and would have the prisoner fight with him, which he refused; that they afterwards went to bed together and lay till morning: that in the morning, Riley, the deceased, still urged Haddon to fight with him, which he at length did; and having the better of the battle, took the advantage of the deceased’s being down, and abused him in a terrible manner, of which wounds he died. The coroner’s inquest have brought in their verdict Wilful Murder.