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6 March 1912 – Myer Abramovich (AKA Abramovitch)

Posted in Hanged with tags , , , , on March 6 by Old Sparky

Debt-ridden fruit and veg man Myer Abramovich killed then torched a restaurant-owning couple on their premises to cover up his crimes.

First he stabbed Solomon and Annie Millstein in their Spitalfields restaurant before making off with a stolen wad of cash, plus jewels. He then razed the restaurant to the ground to cover his tracks. Ultimately, his ploy failed and the law caught up with him and that’s when he crumbled and confessed all.

The 22-year-old hanged his head in guilt on this day in 1912 and his executioners at Pentonville were John Ellis and Albert Lum.

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