Alfred Ernest Derrick 1910

Convicted for the murder of Hannah Mary Etchells with whom he was having an affair. He was a native of Exeter, where he had a wife and children, and on 21st May he went for an evening walk with Hannah. She was later found dead, having been strangled, with a leather belt around her neck. He was found nearby with superficial wounds to his neck. He later claimed they had a row, and he walked off, returning later to find her dead, and he tried to kill himself. The previous year he had been found guilty of not paying upkeep for his wife and 3 children.
Sentenced to death, his appeal also failed, but he was reprieved in August 1910

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