Date Of Execution: 5 Nov 1912
Crime Location: Burrett Lane, Walsoken
Execution Place: Norwich
Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint
Robert Galloway murdered his girlfriend Minnie Morris 21 at Burrett Lane, Walsoken on 16 July 1912.
Robert Galloway was a seaman and Minnie Morris was out fruit picking having travelled down from London for it. They had been drinking and Minnie Morris had been left stranded by her aunt and she told Robert Galloway that she would rather die than walk all the way back to London. He strangled her with a hankerchief and then gave himself up saying he did it out of jealousy. He said that she had asked him 'Have you the pluck to end my misery?'. Robert Galloway said he had no recollection of what had happened because he was too drunk.
see Dundee Courier - Monday 21 October 1912
see Lichfield Mercury - Friday 25 October 1912
see National Archives - HO 144/1233/229437