Date Of Execution: 27 Dec 1900
Crime Location: Bankhall Street, Liverpool
Execution Place: Liverpool
Executioner: James Billington
James Bergin murdered his girlfriend Margaret Morrison who he shot on Saturday, 27 October 1900 at Bankhall Street, Liverpool.
She later died on Monday, 29th October.
They had been engaged for 4 years but the marriage was postponed twice and then their engagement was finally broken off in March 1900.
She broke off their engagement after he became irregular in his habits which he resented and he once tried to shoot her. they also had religious differences.
After seeing her home from the theatre on a Saturday night in October 1900 he pulled out a revolver and killed her.
Shortly before he killed her he had shouted at her mother 'No other man will walk out with her. I will take her life'.
see National Archives - ASSI 52/50, HO 144/283/A62269
see Western Gazette - Friday 07 December 1900
see Western Times - Wednesday 05 December 1900
see Northampton Mercury - Friday 28 December 1900
see Murder UK