GREAT BRITAIN: Parliament's Week: Apr. 15, 1935

The Lords:

¶Heard the second murder case appealed to Their Lordships in the entire history of Parliament (640 years).

The prisoner, a young Dorset farm laborer named Reginald Woolmington, sat between two strapping warders on a back bench in the gallery from which he could not even see his august judges, the three Lords of Appeal, the Lord Chief Justice of England and the Lord High Chancellor. "I have given up hope," said Prisoner Woolmington, convicted at Somerset of murdering his 17-year-old wife and again found guilty before Mr. Justice Swift at Bristol...

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