10 November 1914 – John Eayres

John Eayres slit his wife’s throat after an argument about money.

The Peterborough tinsmith got into a fight with his drunken wife over half a penny. She was later found dead, with Eayres alongside her, his neck peppered with self-inflicted wounds.

Perhaps his wounds were to make it look like self defence. He pleaded the lesser crime of manslaughter to no avail. The 59-year-old was hanged in Northampton for murder.

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