Edward Kelly gives statement of his murders of Sargeant Kennedy and others and makes other threats - Public Record Office Victoria - Public Record Office Victoria (State Archives of Victoria, Australia)
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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 11] of his bad health his life was insured the other two men who had no firearms came up when they heard the shot fired, and went back to our camp for fear the police might call there in our absence and surprise us on our arrival. My brother went back to the spring and I stopped at the logs with McIntyre, Kennedy & Scanlan came up, McInyre said he would get them to surrender if I spared their lives as well as his, I said I did not know either him Scanlan or Kennedy and had nothing against them and would not shoot any of them if they gave up their firearms and promise to leave the force as it was the meanest billet in the world They are worse than cold blooded murderers or hangmen. He said he was sure they would never follow me anymore. I gave him my word that I would give them a chance McIntyre went up to Kennedy Scanlan being behind with a rifle & revolver I called on them to throw up their hands Scanlan slewed his horse around to gallop away but turned again, and as quick as thought fired at me with the rifle and was in the act of firing again when I shot him. Kennedy alighted on the offside of his horse and got behind a tree and opened hot fire McIntyre got on Kennedys horse and galloped away. I could have shot him if I