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The Execution of Dr Crippen – Pentonville Prison, London, 23 November 1910

On 23 November 1910, the physician and salesman Dr Crippen was hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.

The first criminal to be arrested via wireless communication (Crippen was apprehended on the SS Montrose as it arrived in the St Lawrence River), Crippen was found guilty of murdering his wife, Cora – although doubts as to his guilt have recently been aired.

Back in October, we posted two stories on the blog about the trial of Crippen and his alleged accomplice, Ethel ‘Le Neve’ Neave.

The Archive contains hundreds of fascinating stories about the crime, chase, arrest, trial, and execution of Dr Crippen.

Dr Crippen execution
Execution of Dr Crippen | Derby Daily Telegraph | 23 November 1910

 

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