Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen (aka Dr Crippen) was found guilty of murder at the Central Criminal Court in the Old Bailey, on 22 October 1910. He was later sentenced to death, and was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
Famously, Dr Crippen was the first criminal to be arrested thanks to the new invention of wireless telegraphy.
As the Crippen case represents a famous episode in criminal history, we’ve posted below two stories that report on the court case and its ‘guilty’ verdict.
However, there are 100s of stories about the Crippen case in the Archive – just do a search on ‘Crippen’ to find these stories.
North Devon Journal – Thursday 27 October 1910
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Dundee Courier – Monday 24 October 1910
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