was a veteran of world war 1, and not serving in the
second world war due to a recent broken leg.
aged 64 years, had just been sacked from her job as a
housekeeper as she was drunk on duty.
On this night Richards and Turner met in the Bell pub,
in Bristol Street, Birmingham.
posing as the kindly gent offered for Ms Turner to stay
at his sisters house, they left the pub just before
closing time, and were seen waiting for a tram to
Two Home Guard
men later saw the pair in Bournville Lane.
midnight, local residents in Franklin Road heard the
screams of a woman, it was not until the following
morning when a Cadbury worker found Ms. Turner's body in
Cotteridge Park. A
walking stick was found near the body.
revealed she had died from cerebral concussion, and
shock from multiple injuries
down the tram driver and the 2 Home Guard men, police
were quickly on the doorstep of Richards.
arrived they noticed scratches on his arms and face, and
also that he walked with a very pronounced limp,
possibly should have been using a walking stick, which
he claimed he had lost.
1941, Richards was found guilty on day two of his trial,
and sentenced to death.
September 1941, Richards was executed at Winson Green
prison by Albert Pierrepoint.
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