HC Deb 16 April 1889 vol 335 cc603-4

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the sentence of five years' penal servitude passed upon Elizabeth Nutt as an accomplice after the fact in the crime of John Withey; and whether, having regard to the woman's age and other circumstances, especially that she apparently acted from no corrupt or interested motive in trying to screen the criminal, he will take the case into his favourable consideration with a view to a material reduction of the sentence?


Yes, Sir. My attention has been called to this case. The woman Nutt did her best to screen a cruel murder and prevent detection, and it is much too soon to take her sentence into consideration.