Darlington shooting: "Gentleman John" is sentenced to hang for the murder of Philip Trainer

IN the dock at Durham stood “Gentleman John” McConville, a 23-year-old furnaceman from Darlington who was a “well-conducted, honest, peaceable and quiet” character, yet he was charged that with “feloniously, wilfully, and with malice aforethought, he did kill and murder Philip Trainer at Darlington”.
Source: Local News from the Northern Echo

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