1894 Margaret Deakin

A 64 year old sentenced to Death for the Murder of Elizabeth Heald ( 61), at a lodging house in Church Street, Northwich. Deakin cut her lodger’s throat as she was jealous of her realtionship with James Deakin, her husband. Her defence was that she tried to stop Heald from committing suicide. She was arrested in Manchester the day after the body was found. She respited after being taken to Knutsford to await execution

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