Arthur Rushton 1946

33 year old Rushton murdered his girlfriend, 18 year old Catherine Cooper, by stabbing her after her parents asked them to cool their relationship. There was an age difference plus he was already married.
She died in the ambulance on the way to hospital, and shortly afterwards Rushton went to the same hospital stating he was suffering from poisoning. He was charged with murder and attempted suicide.
Found guilty, he was hanged on 19th November by Albert Pierrepoint, at Liverpool. He refused to appeal, and stated that he wanted to join Catherine.

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