By Terry Underwood
This booklet includes twenty-one separate tales all dependent within the Newport and district region. this can be a espresso table/bedtime tale booklet for the curious. a person interested by the frame of mind of a assassin will get pleasure from this publication. even if you're a budding leave out Marple or an aspiring Morse, within is a style of the legal brain, the trouble of detection and the horror of reasons. Please don't do that at home!
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Father Echavarria entered the cell just as they left. He conversed with Garcia, and then prayed, endeavouring to get him to make an open confession of his guilt, but to no avail. The priest then, almost as a last resource, fell on his knees before the wretched man, and fervently exclaimed. ‘I entreat you, for God’s sake, tell me the truth;’ and in order to still further to move him the Spanish father actually bowed down and kissed his feet. This scene was very affecting; there was the holy man on his knees earnestly entreating the condemned criminal to confess the truth and make peace with God in the few short hours there yet remained for him to live.
On a nightime watch, the figure of a man was seen entering the field: he walked towards the scene of the crime. It was him, Gibbs. The police watched as he stood over the grave. The moon supplied enough light for Gibbs to see at once the skeletal hand that clasped his watch. The police rushed forward and arrested James Henry Gibbs. He broke free, they chased, and two fields later, they had their man. William Marwood (1874-1883), the public executioner, who pioneered the ‘long-drop’, a more humane, or at least quicker death for the condemned murderer.
The police rushed forward and arrested James Henry Gibbs. He broke free, they chased, and two fields later, they had their man. William Marwood (1874-1883), the public executioner, who pioneered the ‘long-drop’, a more humane, or at least quicker death for the condemned murderer. Brian Elliott Collection Gibbs went on trial on 6 August 1874, within two days, he was found guilty of murder. The court, at Monmouth Assizes, sentenced him to death. He was executed at Usk Prison, on Monday, 24 August, by the hangman, Marwood.