Boarding-house landlord Joseph Lambert didn’t like his tenants having affairs with each other, even though he was having an affair with one of them himself. So when one tenant, Luigi Buranelli, 31, an Italian tailor, began making love to Mrs. Jane Williamson, who rented the room next to his, Lambert asked them to leave.

Buranelli did as he was ordered, but returned next day and shot the landlord dead while he was in bed with his mistress, who was wounded by the gunshot. The tailor then turned the gun on himself, but survived his injuries to be hanged on Monday, April 30th, 1855, outside Newgate Prison.