The Devizes Workhouse Murder
Season: 4 Episode: 19
On the morning of 30th January 1882, Charles Gerrish, who was sentenced to death at the Wilts Hilary Assize for the murder of an old man named Stephen Coleman, in the Devizes Workhouse, paid the extreme penalty of the law in Devizes prison.
This was the first private execution which took place within the prison. Wiltshire had been remarkably free from the crime of murder during the previous 20 years.
Hear the full story of what happened that fateful day.
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Bristol Mercury - Friday 25 November 1881
Bristol Mercury - Tuesday 31 January 1882
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