1886 Robert Travis

Travis, the proprietor of the Swan Hotel in Sutton, was convicted and sentenced to Death for the murder of Mrs Jane McIntyre, the wife of a Sea Captain.
Initially Travis was charged along with Elizabeth Platt, 23, whom he was engaged to be married, although she was 25 years his junior.Platt was the victim’s sister, and during a drunken February night together,for some reason Travis attacked her, afterwards saying that the whiskey had made him do it.
His sentence was commuted to life imprisonment

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