MURDER BY AN INSANE FISHERMAN
Falkirk Herald - Wednesday 14 May 1902
Charge Of Murder in Knapdale. On Saturday a man named John MacDonald, a fisherman of Toberonochy, Luing, Argyllshire, was examined before Sheriff Penney at Inveraray on the charge murder, and after emitting a declaration was committed to prison for further examination. MacDonald, who was a cousin of the accused, left Toberonochy on Monday the skiff Rora,
and arrived at Caovan Bay, North Knapdale, for the purpose of gathering shell-fish. On Wednesday afternoon MacDonald went to Archibald MacNeill, farmer, and him told him Munro had fallen from a high rock and was killed. MacNeill reported the matterto the police, and on Thursday Dr Macdiarmid, Lochgilphead, accompanied by Constable M'Lellan, arrived on the scene. As a result of the medical examination the accused was apprehended, and subsequently conveyed to Inveraray.
Edinburgh Evening News, 7th Jul 1902
MURDER BY AN INSANE FISHERMAN. the New Court, Glasgow, to-day, before Lord Kincairney, John MacDonald was charged with murdering Alexander Munro, fisherman, on the latter's skiff, Toberonochy, Island of Luing, by striking him on the head with an axe. Mr Smith Clark, counsel for accused, tendered a plea of insanity. Dr Patrick Hunter Gillies and Lawrie, Greenock prison surgeon, deposed to unfitness of accused to plead, and he was ordered to be detained
during his Majesty's pleasure.