Nova Scotians sentenced to death between 1867 - 1976 - 65 Bluenosers


Pulled from document Persons Sentenced to Death in Canada 1867 - 1976

*the death penalty was abolished in Canada in 1976

Halifax Gallows - photo credit Nova Scotia Archives

0023 ALLEN, Harry Male, age 26, single Negro Crime: Murder Victim: Johnston, James R. 1915/03/03; Halifax, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his brother-in-law) Trial: 1915/10/06 - 1915/10/22 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Graham Execution fixed to: 1916/01/12 (Second trial) Result: O. in C. of 1915/12/31, PC 3088 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1526 (1,2), file 559A/CC208; 1915- 1935 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report, prisoner's letters, ticket of leave.


0047 AZUHALLY, Sion Male. Mahometan Turk Crime: Murder Victim: Lundore, Syon 1902/10/22; Tennycape Mines, N.S. Trial: 1903/01/06 - 1903/01/07 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Windsor, N.S. Judge: Townshend Execution fixed to: 1903/03/18 50 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1903/02/25, PC 163 Hanging: 1903/03/18; Common Gaol, Windsor, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1443, file 346A; 1903 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, coroner's inquest.


0088 BECKETT, George Alfred Male, age 42, married Iron worker and boiler maker Crime: Murder Victim: Marthos, Nicholas 1930/09/22; Glace Bay, N.S. Method: beating Trial: 1931/02/18 - 1931/02/21 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Ross, Hugh Execution fixed to: 1931/04/30 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1931/04/22, PC 938 Hanging: 1931/04/30; Common Gaol, Sydney, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1567 (1,2,3), file CC338; 1931- 1934 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photo, newspaper clippings, notice of appeal, judgment in appeal, coroner's inquest.


0120 BEVIS, Louis Marshall Male Crime: Murder Victim: Fulton, Charles M. 1924/07/14; Halifax, N.S. Method: shooting (Victim was a policeman) Trial: 1924/11/17 - 1924/11/22 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Chisholm, J.A. Execution fixed to: 1925/02/11 Recommendation for mercy: yes (Second trial) Result: O. in C. of 1925/02/10, PC 224 Hanging: 1925/02/11; County Gaol, Halifax, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1532 (1,2,3,4), file 742A/ CC228; 1924-1925 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, statement of the accused, request for commutation, newspaper clippings, judgment in appeal, coroner's inquest.


0134 BLADES, Aubrey Eugene Male, age 17, single Crime: Murder Victim: Crouse, Wilfred Rogers 1958/03/14; near Shelburne, N.S. Method: beating Motive: robbery See also: Boudreau, Robert Wilfred Churchill Trial: 1958/06/17 - 1958/06/21 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Barrington, N.S. Judge: Ilsley, J.L. Execution fixed to: 1958/09/04 66 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1958/08/26, PC 1958-1194 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1770 (1.1,1.2,2), file CC847; 1958 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, fingerprints, photos, statement of the accused, condensed summary.


0161 BOUDREAU, Robert Wilfred Churchill Male, age 16, single Crime: Murder Victim: Crouse, Wilfred Rogers 1958/03/14; near Shelburne, N.S. Method: beating See also: Blades, Aubrey Eugene Trial: 1958/06/23 - 1958/06/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Barrington, N.S. Judge: Ilsley, J.L. Execution fixed to: 1958/09/04 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1958/08/26, PC 1958-1195 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1770 (1,2), file CC848; 1958 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, condensed summary.


0166 BOWIE, Francis Male, age 66, married Crime: Murder Victim: McDonald, Ronald 1883/07/03 Trial: 1884/06/05 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Antigonish, N.S. Judge: McDonald Execution fixed to: 1885/01/08 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1884/12/02, PC 2190 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1420, file 186A; 1884-1888 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report.


0175 BRAUER, Gustav Male, age 20 German, miner Crime: Murder Victim: Kozial, Elizabeth 1914/05/20; near Birchgrove, N.S. Method: strangulation (Victim was 4 years old) Trial: 1914/06/30 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Townshend, Charles J. Execution fixed to: 1914/09/16 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1914/09/09, PC 2335 Hanging: 1914/11/11; County Gaol, Sydney, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1466, file 516A; 1914-1915 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, declarations, confession of the accused, report to Minister of Justice, medical report, newspaper clippings, coroner's inquest.


0280 COLEMAN, George Male, age 31 Crime: Murder Victim: Groves, Method: shooting Trial: 1924/11/25 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Chisholm Result: no Order-in-Council Acquitted by reason of insanity Reference: RG 13, vol. 1533, vol. 1534, file CC213-A; 1924-1927 Content: Correspondence.


0289 COMEAU, Joseph Antoine Male, age 32, single Crime: Murder Victim: Robichaud, Joseph Henry 1960/11/14; St.Martin, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1961/05/31 - 1961/06/08 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Digby, N.S. Judge: Ilsley, J.L. Execution fixed to: 1961/08/10 Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1835 (1,2,3), file CC896; 1960 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report, police report, photos, newspaper clippings, plans, statement of the accused, psychiatric report, judgment in appeal.


0291 COMEAU, Robert Randall Male, age 21, single Fisherman Crime: Murder Victim: Haskins, Thais Marie 1965/07/29; Yarmouth, N.S. Method: stabbing and beating with a stone Trial: 1966/04/12 - 1966/04/20 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Yarmouth, N.S. Judge: Bissett, F.W. Execution fixed to: 1966/07/20 Recommendation for mercy: yes (jury) Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1826 (1.1,1.2,1.3,2,3), file CC950; 1966 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report, police report, photos, newspaper clippings.


0292 CONLEY, Gilmore Male, age 23, married Farm labourer Crime: Murder Victim: Millett, Eldon S. 1939/12/28; Pembrooke, N.S. Method: struck with a hammer Motive: robbery Trial: 1940/05/08 - 1940/05/16 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Windsor, N.S. Judge: Smiley, John S. Execution fixed to: 1940/07/31 Recommendation for mercy: no (Talburt Conley, his brother, was also accused but acquitted) Result: O. in C. of 1940/07/27, PC 3491 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1626 (1,2,3), file CC515; 1940- 1944 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings.


0296 COOK, Edward Male. Labourer Crime: Murder Victim: Asaff, Charles 1913/12/00; Sheet Harbour, N.S. Method: shooting Motive: robbery Trial: 1914/03/14 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Ritchie Execution fixed to: 1914/06/30 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1914/06/22, PC 1640 Hanging: 1914/06/30; County Gaol, Halifax, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1465 (1,2), file 509A; 1914-1915 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, map, newspaper clippings, judge's charge, prisoner's statement, judgment in appeal, report to Minister of Justice, coroner's inquest.


0297 COOK, George William Male, age 46 British, sailor Crime: Murder Victim: Arnold, Lydia Ann 1902/07/21; Halifax, N.S. Method: cutting of throat (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1902/10/24 - 1902/10/28 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Graham Execution fixed to: 1903/01/13 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1903/01/02, PC 4 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1443, file 345A; 1902-1915 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, newspaper clippings, report to Minister of Justice, prisoner's petitions, depositions, ticket of leave.


0317 CRAWLEY, Samuel Male, age 24, single Negro Crime: Murder Victim: Crawley, John 1933/02/14; Preston, N.S. Method: struck with an axe (Murdered his father) Trial: 1933/03/30 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Chisholm, J.A. Execution fixed to: 1933/06/07 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1933/06/02, PC 1088 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1581 (1,2), file CC390; 1933-1934, 1954 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, medical reports.


0335 DART, Lyman Male, age 17 Crime: Murder Victim: Deron, Asshard 1897/09/25; near Green Oak, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1897/12/01 - 1897/12/10 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Truro, N.S. Judge: Ritchie Execution fixed to: 1898/03/03 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1898/02/24, PC 434 Acquitted Reference: RG 13, vol. 1432, file 288A; 1897-1898 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, judge's report, prisoner's confession.


0337 DAVIDSON, Henry Male Crime: Murder Victim: Bowman, Charles 1897/09/02; Tracadie, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1898/10/13 - 1897/10/14 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Antigonish, N.S. Judge: McDonald, James Execution fixed to: 1898/12/13 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1898/11/19, PC 2649 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1434, file 301A; 1898-1902 Content: Correspondence, petition, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, ticket of leave.


0360 DELLOSPEDALE, Pietro (alias Dell, Peter) Male, age 55 Crime: Murder Method: shooting Trial: 1928/11/15 - 1928/11/17 Sydney (Halifax), N.S. Judge: Carroll Execution fixed to: 1929/02/05 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, file CC294 (missing)


0422 FARMER, Everett Male, age 35, married "colored", labourer Crime: Murder Victim: Farmer, Zachariah 1937/08/01; Shelburne, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his half-brother) Trial: 1937/09/28 - 1937/09/29 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Shelburne, N.S. Judge: Carroll, W.F. Execution fixed to: 1937/12/15 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1937/12/11, PC 3067 Hanging: 1937/12/15; County Gaol, Shelburne, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1611 (1,2,3), file CC472; 1937 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, medical report, coroner's inquest.


0425 FARRIS, Robie (Robert) Male, age 38, married Hospital attendant Crime: Murder Victim: Mahar, Jessie 1933/01/25; Waterville, N.S. Method: stabbing Motive: jealousy (Attempted suicide) Trial: 1933/04/25 - 1933/04/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Kentville, N.S. Judge: Graham, R.H. Execution fixed to: 1933/07/10 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1933/07/30, PC 1316 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1581 (1,2,3,4,5), file CC393; 1933- 1953 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, medical reports, prisoner's letters, ticket of leave.


0440 FLEMING, James Freeman Male, age 23, widowed Crime: Murder Victims: Fleming, Ann Mary, Laura Elvie & Angela Gwen 1965/03/02; Hebbville, N.S. Method: burning of a house (Murdered his wife and two children) Trial: 1965/10/12 - 1965/10/21 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Bridgewater, N.S. Judge: Fielding, Ronald Execution fixed to: 1966/01/17 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1822 (1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2, 2- .3,2.4), file CC942; 1965-1966 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report, police report, photos, newspaper clippings, psychiatric report, judgment in appeal, condensed summary.


0468 GARRIO, Tony Male, age 26. Italian Crime: Murder Victim: McLarren, Louis 1911/11/26; Reserve Mines, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1912/02/21 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Drysdale Execution fixed to: 1912/05/02 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1912/04/25, PC 1058 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1481, file 454A/CC36; 1912-1925 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's charge, report to Minister of Justice, photos, prisoner's letters, ticket of leave.


0513 GRANT, Hubert (alias Stanley, D.) Male, age 22 Crime: Murder Victim: Donaldson, Thomas 1912/05/30; Birch Cove, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1912/10/30 - 1912/10/31 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Ritchie Execution fixed to: 1913/01/08 (Second trial) Result: O. in C. of 1913/01/01, PC 3621 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1473 (1,2), file 475A/CC10; 1912- 1924 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, newspaper clippings, depositions, medical report, prisoner's letters, ticket of leave.


0542 HAGGART, Roy Alexander Male, age 18, single Crime: Murder Victims: Haggart, Alexander & Agnes 1952/02/02; Laggan, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his uncle and aunt) Trial: 1952/05/19 - 1952/05/21 145 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Pictou, N.S. Judge: Hall, W.L. Execution fixed to: 1952/08/14 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1952/07/31, PC 3686 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1707 (1,2,3), file CC746; 1952 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, report on insanity, condensed summary.


0572 HAYNES, Frank Male Crime: Murder Victim: Atkinson, 1913/08/15; near Sydney, N.S. Trial: 1914/02/19 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Drysdale Execution fixed to: 1914/05/08 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1914/05/02, PC 1212 Hanging: 1914/05/08; County Gaol, Sydney, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1465 (1,2), file 507A; 1914 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, newspaper clippings, judgment in appeal, coroner's inquest.


0585 HENWOOD, Alvah Rufus Male, age 18, married Labourer Crime: Murder Victim: Smith, Mabel 1933/02/03; Amherst, N.S. Method: beating and cutting of throat Motive: robbery See also: Smith, Trueman Mortimer Trial: 1933/06/22 - 1933/06/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Amherst, N.S. Judge: Ross, Hugh Execution fixed to: 1933/09/12 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1933/09/06, PC 1833 Hanging: 1933/09/12; Common Gaol, Amherst, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1583 (1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2, 2.3), file CC396; 1933 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence (2 trials), judge's reports and reports to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, statements of the accused, coroner's inquests.


0593 HIRTLE, Joseph Male, age 53 Crime: Murder Victim: O'Farrel, Simon 1879/01/29 (Victim was a policeman) Trial: 1879/06/02 - 1879/06/05 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Lunenburg, N.S. Judge: James Execution fixed to: 1879/08/01 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1879/07/23, PC 1030 Commutation: life imprisonment, Halifax Pen., N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1416, file 134A; 1879-1888 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report.


0656 JONES, Louis (Lewis) Male, age 30. "Colored" Crime: Murder Victim: Jones, Alice 1927/09/12; Halifax, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1927/10/25 - 1927/10/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Graham, R.H. Execution fixed to: 1928/01/19 Recommendation for mercy: yes (jury) Result: O. in C. of 1928/01/17, PC 110 Hanging: 1928/01/19; County Gaol, Halifax, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1545 (1,2,3), file CC267; 1927- 1928 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, newspaper clippings, police report, coroner's inquest.


0670 KARLICHEK, Felix Male, age 53, widowed Austrian Crime: Murder Victim: Karlichek, 1915/09/17; Dominion, N.S. Method: shooting Motive: quarrel (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1915/10/27 - 1915/10/29 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Drysdale Execution fixed to: 1916/01/10 Result: O. in C. of 1916/02/10, PC 263 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1496 (1,2,3), file 561A/CC97; 1916-1946 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, newspaper clippings, medical reports, prisoner's letter.


0793 LODER, George E. Male Crime: Murder Victim: Barry, Daniel 1920/12/30; Pictou, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1921/06/16 - 1921/06/17 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Pictou, N.S. Judge: Russell Execution fixed to: 1921/08/31 Result: O. in C. of 1921/08/18, PC 2833 Hanging: 1921/08/31; Common Gaol, Pictou, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1513 (1,2), file 669A/CC165; 1921 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, newspaper clippings, coroner's inquest.


0826 MAILMAN, Peter Male. Farmer Crime: Murder Victim: Mailman, Mary Ann 1873/08/11 (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1873/10/17 - 1873/10/25 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Lunenburg, N.S. Judge: Desbarres Execution fixed to: 1873/12/30 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1873/11/29, PC 1626 Hanging: 1873/12/30; Lunenburg, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1410, file 70A; 1873 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, coroner's inquest.


0839 MARABLITO, Carmello Sofie Female, widowed. Italian Crime: Murder Victim: Marablito, Pietro 1917/06/26; Evansville, N.S. Method: cutting of throat (Victim was Carmello Sofie's husband) See also: Neri, Natali Trial: 1917/10/26 Pictou, N.S. Judge: Russell Execution fixed to: 1918/01/15 Recommendation for mercy: yes (jury) Result: no Order-in-Council Died in jail; Pictou, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1487 (1,2), file 595A/CC61; 1917- 1918 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, coroner's inquest.


0845 MARKADONIS, Nicholas Male, age 18, single Greek, employed in his father's shoe repair store Crime: Murder Victim: Markadonis, Cleo 1934/07/20; Glace Bay, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his sister-in-law) Trial: 1934/11/08 - 1934/11/13 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Ross, Hugh Execution fixed to: 1935/01/24 Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1594 (1,2,3), file CC424; 1934- 1935 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, judge's charge, judgment in appeal.


0863 McASKILL, Norman William Male, age 23. Labourer Crime: Murder Victim: MacPherson, Norman J. 1930/09/18; Bay St.Lawrence, N.S. Method: stabbing Trial: 1930/10/07 - 1930/10/10 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Baddeck, N.S. Judge: Chisholm, J.A. Execution fixed to: 1931/01/13 207 Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1561 (1.1,1.2), vol. 1562 (2), file CC327; 1930-1931 Content: Correspondence, petitions, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photo, newspaper clippings, judgments in appeal.


0874 McDONALD, Alexander Male Crime: Murder Trial: 1887 Port Hood, N.S. Judge: McDonald Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1887/06/30, PC 1377 Commutation: life imprisonment Reference: RG 13, file 218A (missing)


0943 MITCHELL, James (John) Male. "Colored" Crime: Murder Trial: 1880/10 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Annapolis, N.S. Judge: Smith Execution fixed to: 1880/12/22 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1880/11/26, PC 1846 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1417, file 146A; 1880-1889 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, surgeon's report.


0962 MORRISON, Daniel Murdock Male, age 65, widowed Canadian of Scottish origin Crime: Murder Victim: Morrison, Daisy 1957/02/02; Baddeck, N.S. (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1957/05/28 - 1957/05/31 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Baddeck, N.S. Judge: Currie, L.D. Execution fixed to: 1957/08/21 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: no Order-in-Council Reduced to manslaughter Reference: RG 13, vol. 1762 (1,2,3), file CC832; 1957 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos.


0979 MYLES, Ralph Male, age 21 Crime: Murder Victim: Myles, Florence 1922/06/02; Halifax, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his girl friend and attempted suicide) Trial: 1922/10/20 - 1922/10/21 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Harris, Robert E. Execution fixed to: 1923/01/04 Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1522 (1,2), file 697A/CC192; 1922 228 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence (trial and appeal), report to Minister of Justice.


1003 NERI, Natali Male, single. Italian Crime: Murder Victim: Marablito, Pietro 1917/06/26; Evansville, N.S. Method: cutting of throat (Victim was Carmello Sofie's husband) See also: Marablito, Carmello Sofie Trial: 1917/10/26 232 Pictou, N.S. Judge: Russell Execution fixed to: 1918/01/15 Recommendation for mercy: yes (jury) Result: O. in C. of 1918/01/10, PC 55 Hanging: 1918/01/15; Common Gaol, Pictou, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1487 (1,2), file 595A/CC61; 1917- 1918 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, coroner's inquest.


1118 PREEPER, William (alias Arnold) Male, age 18 Crime: Murder Victim: Doyle, Peter 1887/10/16; Halifax, N.S. Trial: 1888/10/25 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Ritchie Execution fixed to: 1889/01/16 Recommendation for mercy: yes (Second trial; Jane Doyle also accused but found not guilty) Result: O. in C. of 1888/12/21, PC 2722 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1425, file 233A; 1888-1894 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence (trial + appeal), depositions and declarations.


1164 ROBART, Charles Male, age 25, widowed "Colored", fireman on a steamboat Crime: Murder Victim: Robart, Kitty 1916/08/12; near Digby, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1916/09/28 Assizes; Little Brook (Clare), N.S. Judge: Harris Execution fixed to: 1916/12/06 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1916/12/02, PC 2993 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1474, file 577A/CC11; 1916-1921, 1950 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice.


1165 ROBBINS, David Male Crime: Murder Victim: Robbins, Emeline 1875/08/19 (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1875/09/28 - 1875/10/01 Assizes; Clare, N.S. Judge: Desbarres Execution fixed to: 1875/12/16 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1875/11/23, PC 1154 Hanging: 1875/12/16; Digby, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1414, file 96A; 1875 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, coroner's inquest.


1167 ROBERTS, Omar P. Male, age 68, widowed Farmer and hunter Crime: Murder Victim: Gray, Flora 1922/08/29; North Kemptville, N.S. Method: burning Trial: 1922/09/19 - 1922/09/22 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Tusket, N.S. Judge: Chisholm, J.A. Execution fixed to: 1922/11/24 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1922/11/18, PC 2423 Hanging: 1922/11/24; Common Gaol, Yarmouth, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1520 (1,2,3), file 689A/CC185; 1922 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, photos, newspaper clippings, statement of the accused, coroner's inquest.


1174 ROBINSON, William S. Male, age 70 Crime: Murder Victim: Robinson, Theresa 1904/05/25 (Murdered his wife) Trial: 1904/07/19 - 1904/07/22 Assizes; Kentville, N.S. Judge: Townshend Execution fixed to: 1904/09/12 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1904/09/06, PC 1730 Hanging: 1904/09/12; Common Gaol, Kentville, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1446, file 359A; 1904 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report, coroner's inquest.


1175 ROCHE, Charles William A.N. Male, age 55. Machinist Crime: Murder Victim: Roche, Charles W.T.J. 1948/05/13; Halifax, N.S. Method: shooting Motive: quarrel (Murdered his 21-year-old son) Trial: 1949/03/15 - 1949/03/16 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Hall, W.L. 263 Execution fixed to: 1949/06/02 Recommendation for mercy: yes (jury) Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1679 (1.2.3), file CC671; 1949 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, notice of appeal, judgment in appeal, condensed summary.


1210 SAMPSON, Daniel P. Male, age 49, separated Negro, labourer Crime: Murder Victims: Neffernan, Edward & Bramwell 1933/07/19; near Halifax, N.S. Method: stabbing (Victims were 10 and 12 years old) Trial: 1934/10/15 - 1934/10/17 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Doull, John Execution fixed to: 1935/01/10 Recommendation for mercy: no (Second trial) Result: O. in C. of 1935/01/05, PC 34 Hanging: 1935/03/07; County Gaol, Halifax, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1587 (1,2,3), vol. 1593 (1,2,3), file CC412/CC423; 1934-1935 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence (2 trials), judge's reports and reports to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, statement of the accused, report on the choice of the jury, judgment in appeal, coroner's inquest.


1264 SLOANE, Emmett A. (alias Anderson, Ingwald Bing) Male, age 33, married American, electrician and ski jumper Crime: Murder Victim: Rheburg, DeBlois 1930/02/08; Sydney, N.S. Trial: 1930/03/05 - 1930/03/08 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Ross, Hugh Execution fixed to: 1930/05/20 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1930/05/17, PC 1052 Hanging: 1930/05/20; Common Gaol, Sydney, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1558 (1,2,3,4), file CC315; 1930 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, statements, medical report, judgment in appeal, coroner's inquest.


1279 SMITH, Naaman Male, age 23, single Crime: Murder Victim: Smith, Lemuel 1931/12/14; near Ninevah, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his uncle) Trial: 1932/05/31 - 1932/06/01 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Lunenburg, N.S. Judge: Graham, R.H. Execution fixed to: 1932/08/22 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1932/08/15, PC 1819 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1575 (1,2,3), file CC372; 1932- 1933 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, statement of the accused.


1280 SMITH, Robert Male Crime: Murder Victim: Huey, John Trial: 1880/10 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Lunenburg, N.S. Judge: James Execution fixed to: 1881/01/20 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1880/11/22, PC 1840 Hanging: ? Reference: RG 13, vol. 1417, file 144A; 1880 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, newspaper clippings, judge's report.


1281 SMITH, Robert Male, age 15, single Student Crime: Murder Victim: McIsaac, Angus A. 1940/09/25; Ben Eoin, N.S. Method: shooting Motive: robbery Trial: 1940/11/04 - 1940/11/05 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Hall, W.L. Execution fixed to: 1941/01/22 Recommendation for mercy: yes (Dan Angus McIsaac also accused but acquitted) Result: O. in C. of 1941/01/09, PC 142 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1629 (1,2,3), file CC527; 1940- 1944 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, statement of the accused.


1282 SMITH, Trueman Mortimer Male, age 18, single Labourer Crime: Murder Victim: Smith, Mabel 1933/02/03; Amherst, N.S. Method: beating and cutting of throat Motive: robbery See also: Henwood, Alvah Rufus Trial: 1933/06/27 - 1933/06/29 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Amherst, N.S. Judge: Ross, Hugh Execution fixed to: 1933/09/12 Recommendation for mercy: Result: O. in C. of 1933/09/06, PC 1832 Hanging: 1933/09/12; Common Gaol, Amherst, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1583 (1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4,2.1,2.2, 2.3), file CC396; 1933 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence (2 trials), judge's reports and reports to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, statements of the accused, coroner's inquests.


1293 SPARKS, Lawrence Male, married. "Colored" Crime: Murder Victim: Dixon, Charles 1917/03/11; Africville, N.S. Method: shooting Trial: 1917/04/06 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Drysdale Execution fixed to: 1917/06/22 Result: O. in C. of 1917/07/27, PC 2054 Hanging: 1917/07/27; Halifax, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1482 (1,2), file 588A/CC39; 1917 Content: Correspondence, petitions, orders-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, depositions, request for commutation, coroner's inquest.


1312 STANLEY, George (alias Kavanagh; Ryan, John) Male Crime: Murder Victim: Harvey, Freeman 1906/02/03; near Ellershouse, N.S. Motive: robbery Trial: 1906/05/29 Assizes; Windsor, N.S. Judge: Townshend Execution fixed to: 1906/08/01 Result: O. in C. of 1906/07/19, PC 1499 Hanging: 1906/08/01; Common Gaol, Windsor, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1450, file 376A; 1906 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, coroner's inquest.


1340 SWINAMER, James Male, age 29, single Bricklayer Crime: Murder Victim: Skaling, Harriet 1954/09/11; New Glascow, N.S. 296 Method: beating (Murdered his common-law wife) Trial: 1954/11/25 - 1954/10/27 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Pictou, N.S. Judge: Parker, Eugene T. Execution fixed to: 1955/01/11 Recommendation for mercy: yes (judge) Result: no Order-in-Council Reduced to manslaughter Reference: RG 13, vol. 1734 (1,2,3,4), file CC791; 1954 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos.


1361 TEBO, John Oliver Male Crime: Murder Victim: McGregor, Edward 1910/10/18; near Digby, N.S. Motive: robbery Trial: 1911/06/15 - 1911/06/16 Digby, N.S. Judge: Townshend, Charles J. Execution fixed to: 1911/07/24 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1911/07/12, PC 1563 Hanging: 1911/07/24; Common Gaol, Digby, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1460, file 445A; 1911 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, judge's charge, coroner's inquest.


1371 THIBEAU, Garfield Male, age 17 Crime: Murder Victim: Hutchins, Waters 1922/08/04; Digby, N.S. Method: shooting (Garfield is the brother of Joseph N. Thibeau, sentenced for murder in 1880) Trial: 1922/09/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Clare, N.S. Judge: Ritchie, J.J. Execution fixed to: 1922/11/30 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1922/11/24, PC 2468 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1520 (1,2), file 692A/CC189; 1922- 1935 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, photos, newspaper clippings, judge's charge, medical report, ticket of leave.


1372 THIBEAU, Joseph N. Male Crime: Murder Victim: Hill, Charlotte (Joseph N. is the brother of Garfield Thibeau, sentenced for murder in 1922) Trial: 1880/12/01 Annapolis, N.S. Judge: Weatherbe Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1881/01/10, PC 13 Hanging: ? Reference: RG 13, vol. 1418, file 151A; 1881 Content: Correspondence, petition, report of Minister of Justice, statements.


1379 THOMASSEN, Harry (alias Thompson) Male, age 26 Russian, fireman on a steamboat Crime: Murder Victim: Walburg, Johanas 1911/11/21; Sydney, N.S. Method: stabbing Trial: 1912/06/27 - 1912/06/28 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Drysdale Execution fixed to: 1912/09/06 (Second trial) Result: O. in C. of 1912/09/12, PC 2469 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1474 (1,2), file 465A/CC14; 1912- 1921 Content: Correspondence, petitions, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, judge's charge, prisoner's letters, ticket of leave.


1380 THOMPSON, John Beverley Male, age 17, single Merchant seamen Crime: Murder Victim: Keay, Alonzo 1946/02/11; Lourdes, N.S. Method: shooting Motive: robbery Trial: 1946/05/20 - 1946/05/27 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Pictou, N.S. Judge: Graham, R.H. Execution fixed to: 1946/08/15 Recommendation for mercy: yes (jury) Result: O. in C. of 1946/07/16, PC 2934 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1658 (1,2,3), file CC605; 1946, 1958 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, fingerprints, photos, newspaper clippings, statements of the accused, request for commutation, medical report, condensed summary, ticket of leave.


1454 WATT, Charles R. Male, age 31 Crime: Murder Trial: 1913/06/17 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Amherst, N.S. Judge: Townshend Execution fixed to: 1913/08/28 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: O. in C. of 1913/09/15, PC 2353 Commutation: life imprisonment, Dorchester Pen., N.B. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1485, file 491A/CC54; 1913-1923 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, ticket of leave.


1461 WEST, John Male, age 47, separated "Colored" Crime: Murder Victim: Dunn, Catherine 1914/12/21; North Sydney, N.S. Trial: 1915/02/16 - 1915/02/17 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Russell Execution fixed to: 1915/04/19 Result: O. in C. of 1915/04/14, PC 780 Hanging: 1915/02/19; County Gaol, Sydney, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1468, file 539A; 1915 Content: Correspondence, order-in-council, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, declaration of the accused, coroner's inquest.


1466 WHEELER, Peter Male Crime: Murder Victim: Kempton, Annie 1896/01/27; Bear River, N.S. Method: struck with a stick and throat cut Motive: rape (Victim was 15 years old) Trial: 1896/06/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Kentville (Digby), N.S. Judge: Townshend, Charles J. Execution fixed to: 1896/09/08 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: O. in C. of 1896/07/06, PC 2631 Hanging: 1896/08/09; Digby, N.S. Reference: RG 13, vol. 1430, file 278A; 1896 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, report to Minister of Justice, declaration of death.


1477 WILKINSON, Walter Male, age 33, married Miner Crime: Murder Victim: Wilkinson, Winifred 1933/11/23; Table Head, Glace Bay, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his sister-in-law) Trial: 1934/03/06 - 1934/03/14 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Sydney, N.S. Judge: Carroll, W.F. Execution fixed to: 1934/05/17 Recommendation for mercy: no Result: no Order-in-Council New trial and acquitted Reference: RG 13, vol. 1587 (1,2,3), file CC411; 1934 Content: Correspondence, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, police report, newspaper clippings.


1486 WILSON, Harry Male. Labourer Crime: Murder Victim: Wilson, George 1911/09/21; Digby, N.S. Method: shooting (Murdered his brother) Trial: 1911/09/26 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Halifax, N.S. Judge: Meagher, N.H. Execution fixed to: 1911/11/15 Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1461, file 447A-1; 1911 Content: Correspondence, petitions, transcript of evidence, judge's report and report to Minister of Justice, newspaper clippings.


1519 YOUNG, Mary Hope Female Crime: Murder Victim: Ward, Minnie Alice 1905/06/16; Plympten, N.S. 328 (Victim was 6 years old) Trial: 1905/08/22 Supreme Court of Nova Scotia; Digby, N.S. Judge: Meagher Execution fixed to: 1905/12/20 Recommendation for mercy: yes Result: no Order-in-Council New trial Reference: RG 13, vol. 1450 (1,2), file 374A; 1905 Content: Correspondence, petitions, transcript of evidence, newspaper clippings, judge's report, judgment of Supreme Court.

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