Patrick Slaven, John Williams, and Matthew Traill, all residing in Edinburgh, were tried-- before the High Court of Justiciary-- in connection with the Queen's Park mystery. They were charged with intent, as also culpable homicide, said to have been committed in Hunter's Bog, Queen's Park, Edinburgh, on 22nd September last. The young woman, who was named Margaret Lindsay Cunningham, and resided at Fountainbridge, was on that date killed by falling over Salisbury Crags, and it was alleged that she met her death while trying to escape from the prisoners. The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and sentence of seven years penal servitude was passed on each of the prisoners.
Aberdeen (Scotland) Weekly Journal, November 21, 1885.