36th year  -  N° 56                 Thursday, 25 February 2021         Antwerpen		
Die Kleinen und die Bösen
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Monday 23rd of February 1885

136 years ago They Couldn't Hang Him

21-year-old murderer John Lee aka Babbacombe Lee aka The Man They Couldn't Hang is brought upon the scaffold three times to be hanged but the trapdoor refuses to open upon each attempt despite being carefully tested by executioner James Berry in Exeter Prison, Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom.

Lee continued to petition successive Home Secretaries and was finally released in 1907.