Date Of Execution: 20 Dec 1904
Crime Location: Alma Terrace, York
Execution Place: Leeds
Executioner: John Billington
Edmund Hall murdered his father-in-law John Dalby 78 whose throat he cut at Alma Terrace, York on 29 July 1904.
Edmund Hall travelled from Leeds to York and went to Alma Terrace to see his father-in-law who was alone in the house.
Shortly after neighbours heard a disturbance and some groaning. Just as the neighbours were going to force an entry the back door opened and John Dalby came out with his throat cut and blood over him. Edmund Hall then dashed out behind him and scaled the yard wall and vanished into the darkness.
John Dalby was taken to the hospital but he died the following day.
After being alerted the police arrested Edmund Hall at York Station a few hours later. He was found to have John Dalby's watch and chain on him.
see Northampton Mercury - Friday 02 December 1904