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26 November 1913 – Augustus Penny

Posted in Death penalty, Hanged with tags , , , , on November 26 by Old Sparky

Augustus Penny shot his mother in a drunken rage after she willed her house and assets to her eldest son.

After 12 years at sea for the Navy, second-born Penny came home to the New Forest where he then looked after his mother and elder brother. In January 1913, Mrs Penny made a will leaving her house and adjacent land to her elder son.

Snubbed, irate and inebriated, he swiped a gun and shot her in cold blood. He was hanged for his crime at Winchester on 26 November 1913, aged 30.

Also on this day

26 November 1906 – Edward Hartigan

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