British Executions

Amie Holman Meunier


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 19 Jul 1893

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Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


July 19th: Amie Holman MEUNIER (25)
A German immigrant sentenced to death by Baron Pollock at Worcester Assizes on 28 June, for the murder of Charlotte Pearcey (71). Mrs Pearcey and her husband lived in a cottage near Bromsgrove and kept a shop. Meunier had fallen on hard times and on 13 January entered the shop with the intention of stealing something. It would seem that the old lady caught him and as a result Meunier pulled out an axe and hacked her to death. He was identified by a witness as the murderer but when police went to arrest him he had fled the country. He was traced to Belgium where he was detained and extradited to face a murder charge. He attempted suicide in the condemned cell before he was hanged by James Billington.