When Jane Plunkett, 22, went to sleep on the night of April 24th, 1882, she was never to wake again. For during the night her lover, William Abigail, 19, took a shotgun and blasted her through the head and breasts.

Abigail had a history of mental abnormality. The pair met while they were both working in the Star Hotel, Norwich, and set up home together in a house Abigail shared with his brother in New Catton, Norwich. Unfortunately, Jane didn’t tell Abigail that she was already married, and when he found out he went berserk. He was convicted of murder at Suffolk Assizes and hanged on Monday, May 22nd, 1882, at Norwich Prison.