Newspaper titled: The Belfast Gazette
And Portland and Warrnambool Advertiser
Edition date: Friday January 14 1876
Published: Belfast (aka Port Fairy).
Page 2. Column 4.

The usually quiet township of Winslow was the scene of unwonted excitement on Friday evening last, when it became known that an old resident named William Latta had been found dead in his house. The deceased, who was a farmer, seems to have been subject to violent paroxysms of rage, and at such times to have become quite insane. At the inquest, which was held before Mr. J. H. Craig, on Saturday, it was stated by one of his sons that the deceased through his violent conduct had estranged his family from him, and that he had lived by himself. He had seven or eight years ago attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat, and lately he had threatened to shoot one of his children. The deceased was found lying dead on the floor of his house by a witness named George Warrell. It appeared that Latta had tied the stock of his gun to a plough and had attached a piece of leather to the trigger, and then by pulling the barrel towards him must have succeeded in discharging the whole !
contents into his stomach. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased died from a gun shot wound inflicted by himself, while in a fit of temporary insanity.