ET: Not John Montgomery

Another Executed Today entry I wrote, this one about John Montgomery, who cheated the hangman by taking prussic acid the night before he was supposed to be hanged for counterfeiting. The hangman had to be satisfied with just hanging William Rice, a thief, instead.

This was in the days of Britain’s Bloody Code, when just about every offense from shoplifting on up was punishable by hanging.

6 thoughts on “ET: Not John Montgomery

  1. Patrick Kerrigan July 4, 2018 / 10:02 pm

    Maybe, she fled the area, because of the arrest. It may that she became involved with something more serious. Maybe she did not appear in court, and decided to flee

    Again this is only speculation. It woyld be interesting to see if she is wanted. I would assume if she is wanted it has geographical limitations.

    • marsyao July 4, 2018 / 10:31 pm

      I don’t think she would flee the area just because of underage consumption ( I assume that was alcohol) especially considering the fact she was just got engaged in the October of the same year. And I found no evidence that she was in any other legal trouble. It was hard to say what was behind her disappearance, there was too few information out there

    • Meaghan July 6, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      I’ll see if I can get her mug shot from somewhere.

    • Meaghan July 6, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Oh duh, I don’t have to, the link has a nice one. Sweet.

  2. Patrick Kerrigan July 5, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    I hate these cases where there few details. The local police need to gather further details, that might provide investigative leads. These include the cold cases to.

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