The trial of Gregorio Mogni, the man who came forward
to charge himself with the murder of Michael Harrington at the Golden Anchor, ended on Thursday in a verdict of manslaughter. He was sentenced to five years' penal servitude as a warning to all men against the use of knives in a melee. Pelizzioni, who is now lying under sentence of death for this murder, gave evidence at the trial, and it appears quite certain that he was himself innocent of the blow. The Home Secretary still waits for a communication from Baron Martin, but it is difficult to believe that Pelizzioni's sentence will be only commuted. He did not stab anybody, that is clear, and an innocent man sentenced to death should, when his innocence is made manifest, receive an instant as well as a full pardon.