At the end of an evening out drinking together on JUNE 28th, 1902, George Hibbs, 40, and his landlady Mrs. Miriam Jane Tye, 56, returned drunk to their home in Battersea, London, and began to quarrel.
Hibbs wanted his landlady to pawn one of his shirts so that he could buy more beer, and when she refused he stabbed her to death. Her body was found in the bathroom.
Blaming drink for what had happened, Hibbs claimed at his trial that he had no recollection of attacking Mrs. Tye. The jury convicted him of her murder, and on August 13th, 1902, he was hanged at Wandsworth Prison.