The Hemel Hempstead stabbing case

Hertfordshire Mercury, 13th April 1907


At the court of the St Albans Division of the Herts. Easter Quarter Sessions on Tuesday, the most serious case which came before the Court was that in which Angelo Trimarco, an Italian organ-grinder, living at Hemel Hempstead, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously inflicting grievous bodily harm with a knife upon Philomena Trimarco, on March 9th.

Mr Forest Fullerton prosecuted, and Mr Huntley Jenkins defended. The case created considerable interest, and there was quite a coterie of Italians among the general public in the Court.

The jury ultimately found the prisoner guilty of unlawful wounding under great provocation.

The Court, taking into consideration the previous good character of the prisoner, sentenced him to three calendar months’ imprisonment, the Chairman saying the use of the knife in this way in England must be met by a sentence of some severity.

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