British Executions

John Thomas Green


Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 20 Dec 1876

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Leicester

Method: unknown

Executioner: unknown


Green, John

Green was a forty one year old  painter who shot his wife, Emma, dead at their home at Leicester on 21st  August. They had lived unhappily together due to Green being an alcoholic. On the day of the murder, he told a colleague as they clocked off' work that this would be his last day. Immediately after arriving home he walked into the house and shot his wife in the neck. She died in hospital later that night, leaving a family of nine children. The prosecution easily proved that it was premeditated murder and he was convicted; He was hanged by William Marwood on 20th December 1876 in Leicester.