Shoe salesman John Fleming, 32 and married, was in a quandary when the teenage waitress with whom he was having an affair announced the dreaded words: “I’m pregnant.” That was in July, 1933.

Fleming’s solution to the problem was to batter his wife Ellen to death and pretend that someone else had done it. This, he figured, would leave him free to marry his young lover.

But on NOVEMBER 21st. the trial jury saw through the plot and decided that Fleming, from Drumcondra, Dublin, was guilty of murder. He was hanged on January 5th, 1934, at Mountjoy Prison.