The Laws of England, Compiled and translated into the Māori language.
Then the prisoner is tried in the manner before described. (See § 27.) The Judge and Jury hear all the evidence, and then, if they think that the charge is true, and that the prisoner did murder the deceased, the Court sentences the prisoner to death. If, on the contrary, they think that the prisoner is innocent, he is acquitted by them and discharged. Again; if, in their opinion, the prisoner killed the deceased, but the killing did not amount to murder, but to man-manslaughter, a lesser punishment is inflicted. And again; if the Jury think it not to amount to manslaughter, the prisoner is discharged. (See "Murder" No. 65.)