Capital Punishment Most Hanging Attempts
About the most hanging attempts in history for one man, a failed attempt at capital punishment.
NORRIS AND ROSS MCWHIRTER'S 10 BEST ODDITIES
The Most Hanging Attempts. "The only man in Britain to survive 3 attempts to hang him was John Lee at Exeter Gaol, Devonshire, England, on February, 23, 1885. Lee had been found guilty of murdering, on November 15, 1884, Emma Ann Whitehead Keyse of Babbacombe, who had employed him as a footman. The attempts, in which the executioner, James Berry, failed 3 times to get the trap open, occupied about 7 minutes. Sir William Harcourt, the Home Secretary, commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. After release, Lee emigrated to the U.S. in 1917, was married and lived until 1933."
|You Are Here: Trivia-Library Home » Norris and Ross McWhirter's 10 Best Oddities and Fun Trivia » Capital Punishment Most Hanging Attempts|
|DISCLAIMER: PLEASE READ - By printing, downloading, or using you agree to our full terms. Review the full terms at the following URL: /disclaimer.htm|