British Executions

Walter Osmond Worthington

Age: 57

Sex: male

Crime: murder

Date Of Execution: 10 Jul 1935

Crime Location:

Execution Place: Bedford

Method: hanging

Executioner: Thomas Pierrepoint


Walter Worthington murdered Sybil Emily Worthington 28 at The Meads, Broughton, near St Ives, Huntingdon on 9 March 1935. He shot her in the left breast with a double barrelled shotgun.

Walter Worthington was a poultry farmer. He said the gun went off accidently but the prosecution said he shot her deliberatly because he was jealous of her.

They had married in 1932 but he had begun to think that she was being unfaithful to him. Sybil Worthington was his second wife. His first wife died some years before after giving him 13 children, 2 of whom witnessed the murder.

see National Archives - HO 144/20011 and PCOM 9/339

see Western Gazette - Friday 28 June 1935

see Evening Telegraph - Monday 11 March 1935