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10 February 1943 – Ronald Roberts

Posted in Hanged with tags , , , on February 10 by Last Writes

Despite a war raging, the death penalty was still alive and well in 1943. Ronald Roberts was executed on this day for murder.

The 28-year-old was hanged in Liverpool Prison during the Second World War. Roberts had been found guilty of the murder of Nellie Pearson.

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10 February 1959 – Ernest Jones

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10 February 1959 – Ernest Jones

Posted in Hanged with tags , , , on February 10 by Last Writes

Ernest Jones was gallows-bound on this day in 1959 for murder.

The 39-year-old had killed Richard Turner and been sentenced to die. He was hanged at Leeds Prison.

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