Criminal Hero

placeholder gifA Reminiscence of the Babbacombe Murder.

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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Title Value
Written by Mike Holgate
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Mike Holgate  
Identifier ref 127
Date   1895  
Format   photocopy; 262 mm x 124 mm  
Coverage   Devon. Torquay  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Lee. Torquay. Babbacombe. Exeter  
Type   Image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Torquay Directory  
Keywords chaplin pitkin prison exeter criminals gaol keyse dream execution