The Rev. Pitkin gave talks on 'Criminal Heroes' in which he asserted his belief that John Lee was guilty of the murder of Miss Keyse. In his memoirs Pitkin recalled Lee's reaction after surviving his ordeal on the scaffold: 'This criminal hero told the warders he had another chance to be hanged, as he could dash out the chaplain's brains with the leg of the table'.
Written by Mike Holgate
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|Written by||Mike Holgate|
|Organisation||Torbay Library Services|
|Format||photocopy; 262 mm x 124 mm|
|Source||Torbay Library Services|
|Subject||Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe. Exeter|
|Publisher||Torbay Library Services|
|Keywords||chaplin pitkin prison exeter criminals gaol keyse dream execution|