1907 Thomas Parrett

Sentenced to death when aged 16, for the murder by shooting of a fellow servant named Albert Harry Birtles, at a farm near Haslington. The two had argued some months before, which led to the murder. Parrett had a defence of insanity, and further claimed he did not think the shotgun would go so far. He was sentenced to death, and the jury recommended mercy on account of his age, which was granted.

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