Date Of Execution: 7 Dec 1885
December 7th: Daniel MINAHAN (28)
A labourer from Bromley. Kent, sentenced to death by Mr Justice Smith at the Old Bailey on 17 November, for the murder of his wife Bridget, whom he beat to death. They lived happily together with their two children until an incident at home on the morning of 28 October when Minahan was woken up late
for work. In a mad rage, he picked up a hammer and battered his wife to death, inflicting over a dozen head wounds and massive chest injuries. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter caused by great provocation but was convicted, and hanged by Berry.