Electrician Gordon Davy, 34, left his wife and went to live in Murdock Road, Parson Cross, Sheffield, with Kathleen Conway, 30, who had left her husband. They got on fine and planned to marry – until one evening Mrs. Conway dropped a bombshell.

“You’ve got to go,” she said suddenly. “It’s all over. I’m going back to my husband.”

They talked for a long time, disagreed, then went to bed. At 4.30 a.m. Davy woke up. He was to say: “I thought, I have changed my life for her. I didn’t know whether I was asleep or mad, or what I was. I fetched the knife and stabbed her.” Then he phoned the police.

At Sheffield Assizes on FEBRUARY 27th, 1961, he was sentenced to life imprisonment.