Structural alterations were made within Dublin’s Richmond Prison, an executioner was “secured from one of the low haunts of the city”
True Detective October 2009
Structural alterations were made within Dublin’s Richmond Prison, an executioner was “secured from one of the low haunts of the city” and the rope tested. So all was declared ready for the city’s first “private” execution, which top-hatted gentlemen had paid to watch. But not everything went according to plan. For when the lever was pulled and the trap-door opened, the condemned man plummeted to a death that transfixed everyone who witnessed it with horror. The drop, at 14 feet, was too long… Hanging In Dublin Prison.
When 54-year-old Daniel Bardsley was found battered to death in his Oldham bookshop on Sunday, July 27th, 1913, the police soon had two suspects in mind: 17-year-old former bookshop errand boy Edward Hilton and his 20-year-old cotton mill worker friend Ernest Kelly. After being found guilty at their subsequent trial, Kelly was sentenced to death and Hilton jailed for life. Not too unusual a case for the world’s top true crime magazine, you might think. But as Hilton was too young to qualify for capital punishment at the time of the crime, the case echoes the Craig/Bentley fiasco 40 years later.
When an Irish suburban mum with three young kids had a love affair with another man she told her husband their 13-year marriage was over. The result was a tragedy for everyone.
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CRIMINALS, VICTIMS AND CASES COVERED IN THIS ISSUE INCLUDE:
Velma Barfield | Arthur Birkett | Alice Beetham | David Bourke | Jean Gilbert | Lucious Boyd | Dawnia Bowe | David Caplan | Freda, Herman, Maurice Caplan | Andrew Carr | Margaret Murphy | Cleveland Clark | Sparkle Rai | Thomas Clinton | Sergeant Major Henry Lynch | Ralston Davis | Myosha Proby, Ravindra Basdeo, Carlos Jones | Michael De Lozier | Steven Morgan, Orville Bullard | Nikolai Dzhumagaliev ‘Metal Fang’ | Nigel Farmer & Dano Donnex | Gabriel Ferez & Laurent Bonomo | John Fautenberry | Joseph Daron, Donald Nutley, Gary Farmer, Christine Guthrie, Jefferson Difee | Fred Harlan Freeman | Harvey Morris Glatman | Judy Ann Dull, Shirley Ann Bridgeford, Ruth Mercado | John Wayne Glover | Shawn Grell | Kristen Salem | James Hargreaves | Caroline McGhee | Reginald Haslam | Isabella Holmes-Conway | Frederick Holmes | Sarah Woodall | Barbara Joly | Marvallous Keene | Sarah Abraham, Joseph Wilkerson, Danita Gullette, Marvin Washington, Wendy Cottrill | Ernest Kelly | Daniel Wright Bardsley | Walter Joey Koon | Micheele, Richard & Felicie Guidry | Genzo Kurita | Herman Lindsey | Joanne mazollo | Ricky Rene Madison | Aysha Sly | Sandra & Marvin Maple | Christi & Bobby Baskin | Carlos Martinez | Nicholas & Emilia Casas | Michael Dee Mattson | Cheryl Gutierrez, Deanna Musquiz | Joshua Mendel | Carol Kestenbaum, Nicole Schiffman | Jacques Mesrine | Kenneth Mosley | Michael Moore | Harold Murray | Shawne Mims, Jennifer Pennington | Roderick Dasha Newton | Jesus Montoya | Rhonda Norman | Jane Tackaberry | Great Train Robbery, John Dillinger in the morgue, man shot after betraying his country | Unknown | George & Lillian Peach | Hyman Perdovitch | Solomon Franks | Paul Powell | Stacie Reed | Mark Allen Robertson | Edna Brau, Sean Hill, Jeffrey Saunders | John Robinson | Minnie Bonati | William Rooney | Mary Rooney | Richard Roszkowski | Holly Flannery, Thomas Gaudet, Kyle Flannery | James Ryder | Elizabeth Ryder | Hanged At Strangeways | The Spilsbury Secrets | Miguel Servando | Brij & Aasha Chhabra, |