Charles Patterson, a 37-year-old sailor, had been lodging at Mrs. Lillian Jane Charlton’s home in Manchester for a year when she found he was unable to pay the rent. She asked him to leave, and on JUNE 29th, 1907, he packed his belongings and departed.

He returned that evening, however, and when his landlady refused to let him stay he forced his way into the house and slit her throat in the bathroom.

His comeuppance followed on August 7th, 1907, when he was hanged at Liverpool by Henry and Thomas Pierrepoint.