["Whim Creek Murder", The Northern Times (Carnarvon, WA), Tuesday 26 March 1912, page 7]

WHIM CREEK MURDER

THREE YEARS' HARD LABOR.

Roebourne, March 21.

The two foreigners charged with the murder of Darlington in a hotel brawl at Whim Creek on Christmas Eve, were tried here this week before Commissioner Keenan. Selon[sic] was sentenced to three years' hard labor, and the other was acquitted. As the fourteen witnesses from Balla Balla did not turn up, the evidence given by him at the inquest was accepted.

Perth, March 25.

The two Italians, Joseph Seleno and Joseph Capelli, who were charged with having murdered Thomas Darlington, at the Federal Hotel, Whim Creek, on December 23, resulted in Seleno being sentenced to three years' imprisonment. Capelli was discharged.