Date Of Execution: 27 Feb 1906
Crime Location: Shaw, Oldham
Execution Place: Manchester
Executioner: Henry Pierrepoint
John Griffiths murdered hi ex-girlfriend Catherine Garrity 17 who he strangled at Shaw, near Oldham on 19 December 1905.
They had been dating for a while but Catherine Garrity broke off their relationship after John Griffiths beat her and also in another incident beat a man who had stopped to talk to her.
John Griffiths and Catherine Garrity were seen talking together in the mornign of 19 December after which she was later found dead. Shoeprints found nearby matched John Griffiths.
see Western Gazette - Friday 09 February 1906
see National Archives - ASSI 52/115