38th year  -  N° 344                 Sunday, 10 December 2023         Antwerpen		
Der Höllensturz der Verdammten
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Monday 23rd of February 1885

138 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.