On this day in 1950 Timothy Evans was wrongly hanged at Pentonville Prison for the murder of his wife Beryl and infant daughter Geraldine at their Notting Hill home. Three years later, Evans's downstairs neighbour John Christie - who had been the chief prosecution witness at Evans's trial - was found to be a serial killer, and admitted to murdering Beryl and Geraldine. Evans was later granted a posthumous pardon, and his execution was a major step towards the abolition of capital punishment for murder in 1965.
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