Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The Death of Patrick and Beatrice Conroy's child - June Sheffield 1953.

I have just posted an article to the site concerning The Death of Patrick and Beatrice Conroy's child - June Sheffield 1953.

The  papers relating to this case will not be released until 2029 under the 75 year rule, and so I have had to piece together events from newpaper reports. It is quite an unusual case inasmuch as it started out with a charge of concealing a birth and ended up with the parents of the child being tried and convicted for murder at West Riding Assizes in December 1953.

The following cutting is from the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Mercury dated 2nd December 1953


I was also able to use the cutting for an article I posted many years ago  - Death on Longley Crescent Sheffield 1953. which concerned the death of 25 year old John Hall at the hands of his father Charles. The difference between the two cases is staggering but the final penality was the same



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