British Executions

Joseph Morley


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 21 Nov 1887

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November 21st: Joseph MORLEY (17)
Convicted on overwhelming evidence at Chelmsford Assizes on 10 November for the murder of a young married woman with whom he lodged at Dagenham. After sentence was passed, he confessed that he had killed the woman, a Mrs Rogers, by cutting her throat with a razor he had found in her bedroom, but denied that when he had entered the room he had intended to kill her. Hanged by Berry.