British Executions

James Hanratty

Age: 25

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 4 Apr 1962

Crime Location: A6, Maulden Wood

Execution Place: unknown

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Hanratty

James Hanratty was convicted of the murder of Michael John Gregsten 34 and sentenced to death.

He had approached a car that Michael Gregsten had been in with a woman in a cornfield.

He then forced them at gunpoint to drive about and later Michael Gregsten dead and then later raped the woman and shot her 5 times leaving her for dead.

His conviction is controversial.

see "Hanratty Sent For Trial." Times [London, England] 6 Dec. 1961: 5. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 23 Apr. 2016.

see "A 6 Court Told Of Calls To Scotland Yard." Times [London, England] 30 Nov. 1961: 7. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

see "Antique Shop Owner Says She Gave Hanratty £500 To £600." Times [London, England] 29 Nov. 1961: 8. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

see "A6 Murder Charge: Court Told Of Hair Dyeing." Times [London, England] 28 Nov. 1961: 6. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 24 Apr. 2016.

see National Archives - MEPO 2/9720, ASSI 13/534, CRIM 1/3814

see A Calendar Of Murder, Criminal Homicide In England Since 1957, Terence Morris and Louis Blom-Cooper