29 March 1904 – Henry Jones

In a crime of jealous passion, Henry Jones slit his girlfriend’s throat.

Fancy man

Jones was wracked with insane jealousy over the man they shared a house with. And apparently not without reason, for his girlfriend, Mary Elizabeth Gilbert, did indeed fancy the other man. So, in a fit of rage Jones, a collier by trade, turned on his girlfriend and murdered her, before trying to slice the blade across his own throat.

His suicide attempt failed and the 50-year-old was arrested on the charge of murder. Jones was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged at Stafford by John Billington and John Ellis.

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