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Title: Edward Kelly gives statement of his murders of Sargeant Kennedy and others and makes other threats
Creator: Public Record Office Victoria
Provenance: VPRS 4966 UNIT 1 ITEM 3 RECORD 1
Transcript: [T12640 12] choose as he was right against me but rather than break my word I let him go. My brother advanced from the spring Kennedy fired at him and ran as he found neither of us was dead. I followed him he got behind another tree and fired at me again. I shot him in the arm-pit as he was behind the tree he dropped his revolver and ran again and slewed round and I fired with the gun again and shot him through the right chest as I did not know he had dropped his revolver, and was turning to surrender, he could not live or I would have let him go. Had they been my own brothers I could not help shooting them, or else lie down and let them shoot me which they would have done had their bullets been directed as they intended them. But as for handcuffing Kennedy to a tree or cutting his ear off, of brutally treating any of them, is a cruel falsehood. If Kennedys ear was cut off it has been done since. I put his cloak over him and left him a honourable as I could and if they were my own brothers I could not be more sorry for them with the exception of Lonigan, I did not begrudge him what bit of lead he got as he was the flashest and meanest man that I had any account against for him Fitzpatrick Sergeant Whelan Constable ODay & King the bootmaker