Execution [electronic resource]: One Man's Life and Death
- Pugh, John Mervyn (John Mervyn Cullwick)
- Hook : Waterside Press Jan. 2005 Portland : International Specialized Book Services [Distributor]
- Physical Description:
- 120 p.
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- Annotation "A true account of the life and times of William Watkins who was hanged in 1951 for the murder of the eleventh child he fathered. The authorities have consistently refused to release the full papers about this tragic case, but author John Pugh - who was in court when Watkins was sentenced at Birmingham Assizes - has painstakingly collected such facts, evidence and opinion as are in the public domain. Execution: One Man's Life and Death is an absorbing read for practitioners, researchers, students and public alike. It is the culmination of many years of investigation during which the author discussed the case with Watkins' family and associates and other participants and informed sources including police and prison officers, lawyers, judges and even the public hangman Albert Pierrpoint. The result is a unique social and penal record of a tragic case - from what John Pugh describes as the era of 'appalling justice and policing' that followed on from the Second World War."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
1904380166 (Trade Paper)
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- Trade Waterside Press
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