Although they didn’t know it at the time, the two men were about make history when they arrived at Dublin Airport from Manchester on April 19th, 1954.
True Detective October 2004
Although they didn’t know it at the time, the two men were about make history when they arrived at Dublin Airport from Manchester on April 19th, 1954. They were Britain’s principal hangmen, Albert Pierrepoint and Robert Stewart, and they were on their way to Mountjoy Prison to carry out the Irish Republic’s last execution. For April this year saw the 50th anniversary of the last haning in Eire, and we tell the stories of the 28 men and one woman put to death for non-political murder since the Republic’s creation in 1922.
The authorities were well aware of the activities of the dealy dealders in corpses. For several years there had been frequent dissappearances in London. Tramps entering the city were suddenly lost, haymakers and hop-pickers passing through seemed to vanish, and occasionally a housemaid sent on an errand would disappear without trace. Many fell victims to the "burkers," or body sellers. What happended to the damaged or unwanted corpses?
JOAN’S LOVER PLOTTED HER PERFECT MURDER
MURDER CASEBOOK OF THE 29 HANGED IN IRELAND
"THEY’RE REALLY GOING TO HANGE ME"
"I HAVE NEVER REGRETTED KILLING HIM"
CROSSWORD/LAUGHTER ON THE INSIDE
Death In The Desert:
A SURVIVOR’S TALE
REUDING RAP STARS VICTIMS OF DRIVE-BY SHOOTINGS
Great Thames Mysteries Part 5:
WHO PUT $10,000 ON DELIA’S HEAD
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
The Best Stories From 50 Years Ago:
DEATH CAME IN THROUGH THE UNLOCKED DOOR
THE SERIAL CHILD-MOLESTER AND THE VICTIM WHO SLEPT IN A CUPBOARD
Famous Murders Told By Famous People:
JACK THE RIPPER AND A BANQUET OF HORRORS
GRUMPY OLD MEN