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Tuesday 26th of August 1884

140 years ago

Mass murderer Joseph Laycock is executed by hanging by James Billington at the age of 34 in Armley Gaol, Gloucester Terrace, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

Laycock killed his 21-year-old wife Maria, his 5-year-old daughter Sarah, his 3-year-old son Francis and his 11-month-old daughter Mary in White Croft on 10 July 1884. Afterwards Laycock tried to cut his own throat but didn't succeed.