York Herald

At Winchester Assizes yesterday, George Francis McGough was convicted of manslaughter on the high seas and sentenced to fifteen months' hard labour.

While the steamer Rustington, from Cardiff, with coals, was at Santos on March 10, McGough, who was intoxicated after having been ashore, wanted to fight, and fastened on a man named Dwyer, whom he butted in the stomach and as alleged, threw him over the hatchway into the hold, twenty feet deep causing death.

The defence was that the affair was accidental.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2013) MANSLAUGHTER ON THE HIGH SEAS (York Herald, Tuesday 3rd July 1900, ref: #19326, published 21 February 2013, generated 22nd September 2020 04:27:00 AM); URL :