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Accused discussing one of the photographic productions in the case with his counsel, Mr Craigie Aitchison
The accused, a man in early middle age, dressed in a fashionably-cut dark overcoat, walked smartly into the dock. He is clean-shaven, sharp-featured, with a pale complexion, and grey on the temples.
Professor Glaister spoke of finding stains on the prisoner's jacket, on the inside pocket, and outside right-hand pocket. From an examination there was no doubt that they were blood stains, but he could not tell whether it was the blood of man, cat or dog.
He also found on the inside pocket of Henderson's jacket traces of a substance which corresponded exactly to a substance found on the hammer which, it is alleged, was the weapon used in the crime.
With regard to the hammer, the Professor said he found blood on it and also two particles of hair, human hair, the colour of which was white, the same as that of the deceased man.
Cross-examined with regard to the blood-stains on the prisoner's jacket, the witness said it was possible that the stains might have got there by the man having a cut finger, or if he cut himself in shaving, applied his handkerchief, and put the latter in his pocket, that also might account for the stains, providing, added the Professor, that “he made a decent nick.”