British Executions

Joseph Patrick McEntire


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 31 May 1881

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Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Joseph Patrick McEntire was a Liverpool born tailor who had been married to his wife Ellen for twenty four years, but they had spent the last two decades unhappy. On 4 April he got very drunk in a local pub. His wife was later found lying in a pool of blood on the bedroom floor; she had been beaten to death with a broom handle. McEntire was arrested on 7 April trying to find lodgings in nearby Garston. He was tried and found guilty and on the 31st May 1881 was hanged by William Marwood in Liverpool aged forty two.