British Executions

Patrick Carraher

Age: 39

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 6 Apr 1946

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Glasgow, Barlinnie

Method: hanging

Executioner: unknown


Patrick Carraher stabbed John Gordon 39 in a street fight with a chisel causing him to bleed to death. Three men were arrested but only Patrick Carraher was charged and following a trial he was sentenced to death.

This was not the first time that Patrick Carraher had killed. In August 1938 he stabbed James Sydney Emden 23 to death and was convicted of culpable homicide and jailed for 3 years.

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