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In the month of July, 181'7, MARy-ANN HUNT, then an epileptic woman, committed (according'to evidence) a murder upon an aged person of her own sex. In the month of September she was tried, found guilty, and condemned to death. In bar of execution, she pleaded pregnancy, and straightway a jury of matrons was empanelled, under Mr. Baron PLATT, to try whether she was quick with child or not. The jury of matrons retired with the prisoner for a short time, and then returned with a verdict that shedoi:10.1016/s0140-6736(02)88378-7 fatcat:a7wn2yrpzrbf5dkkvwmexo7tja