Injuries on Robin's hand

During the weekend immediately prior to their deaths the family had been thinning and felling trees in the vicinity of the house to enable the demolition of the back part of the house to progress. New spouting had also been put up on the front part of the house to tide them over until that part was demolished and Margaret was brassed off about the unnecessary expense in doing this for such a temporary measure. Both these activities could have caused the small nicks in Robin’s hands. These were “aged” as being approximately 24 hours old – they were showing evident healing and were not fresh.