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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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The Trial of Patrick Herbert Mahon

Edited by: Gerge Dilnot, Introduction Edgar Wallace

ISBN13: 004301
ISBN: 004301
Published: June 1928
Publisher: Geoffrey Bles
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

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Patrick Herbert Mahon was a handsome philanderer with winning ways who committed what an Appeal Court judge described as a 'most cruel, repulsive and carefully planned murder'.

Patrick Mahon was tried at Lewes Assizes in July 1924. He maintained that the victim, Miss Kaye, died accidentally by hitting her head on the coal bucket. But the purchase of a knife and saw, together with the information that he had been fleecing Kaye of her savings, went against him.

He was found guilty and told the judge that he was 'too conscious of the bitterness and unfairness of the summing up' to say anything except that he was not guilty. Avory passed the death sentence and unfair or not, he was hanged at Wandsworth Prison on September 2nd, 1924.

Introduction by Edgar Wallace

Legal History, Trials

Series: The Famous Trials

The Trial of Herbert John Bennett (The Yarmouth Beach Murder)
Edited by: George Dilnot
ISBN 004297
Published November 1929
Geoffrey Bles
Out of print