Drunk as a lord, John Banbury called on his girl friend Annie Oakley, 22, at her home in Grosvenor Park, Walworth, and fired six shots at her. She died on the spot.

Describing himself as “a gentleman horse gambler,” Banbury was arraigned at the Old Bailey in September 1892, where it was said he killed Annie “so no one else could have her.” But, the court was told, there was no evidence that she had been unfaithful.

Banbury was tried twice, on September 21st and the 23rd, because in the first trial it emerged that two of the jurors were deaf and, having not heard the evidence, simply accepted the verdict of the other 10. He was found guilty at both trials and hanged on Tuesday, October 11th, 1892, at Wandsworth Prison.