William Dobson 1928

Dobson was capitally convicted for the murder of Hannah White, by striking her and fracturing her skull.
Dobson was a fisherman on the River Dee, and the previous year he was fishing with his best friend,John White, Hannah’s nephew, when John fell into the River, and drowned.
Hannah blamed Dobson for the death, and would frequently tell him so, which led to a confrontation in which he struck her. Dobson, whilst 29, was said to have the mind of an 11 year old. Sentenced to death at Cheshire Assizes, and reprieved. He spent 8 years in Maidstone prison before being released in June 1936.

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