27 JANUARY 1866, Page 2

The Winsor case has ended in a formal decision that

a trial .in which a jury was discharged did not amount to an acquittal. The wretched woman who, it will be remembered, was found guilty of murdering babies for hire, is therefore left for execution, and despite the length of time which has elapsed will, we imagine, be exemtted. It is usual when a respite has been given for any cause to consider execution impossible, but the crime of Charlotte Winsor is one which deprives her absolutely of public sympathy. Even the opponents of capital punishment have not stirred on her behalf.