Joseph Merriden, a labouring man, was convicted of manslaughter, for killing Joseph Rhodes in a boxing match.
By the evidence it appeared that the prisoner wished to decline fighting, but that the deceased provoked it. They adjourned to Rickmansworth Park, and fought. After a contest of an hour and a half, the deceased fell, and became senseless; he died in a few hours.
The prisoner was sentenced to 7 days imprisonment.