England · Executions

The would-be death of “the man they could not hang”

February 23, 1885 Exeter, Devon, England John “Babbacombe” Lee (20, pictured) escapes death by hanging three times Lee, later gaining the title “the man they could not hang” due to his unsuccessful execution, was convicted of killing his employer. Emma Keyse was a wealthy, unmarried woman who had in her employ a handful of servants,… Continue reading The would-be death of “the man they could not hang”