Monday, May 4, 2015

AGREED TO DIE TOGETHER. 20 August 1902 TIVIDALE, ROWLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE

WILFUL MURDER. A coroner's jury at Tividale Rowley, Staffordshire, returned a verdict of wilful murder against William Lane, a private detective, after hearing evidence regarding the death of Elizabeth Dyson, of Bradford. Lane, according to the evidence, took the deceased to a lonely spot, and was caught in tihe act of murdering her by cutting her throat with a shoemaker's knife. The prisoner said that they had agreed to die together. She stabbed him, and afterwards inflicted two wounds on her throat, but he lost- his nerve, and could not commit suicide.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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