Convicted for the murder of his Landlady, Mary Waters, aged 61, of 66 Hilbre Street, Birkenhead. 65 year old Gibbons attacked her with a poker, on September 27th, and she died 2 days later. He said it had been caused by jealousy. He went straight to the Police Station after the act, and handed himself in.He attacked her after seeing her brother in law leave the house as he was arriving home from work.
He was due to hang alongside Thomas James, a ship’s fireman convicted for the murder of a prostitute, in a double execution at Liverpool.