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Ruth Ellis

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Born
9 October 1927 - Rhyl, Wales
Early 1941 - Moved to London
15 September 1945 – First child born: son Clare Andrea (Andy)
8 November 1950 – Married George Ellis
1951 – Second child born: daughter Georgina
1953 – Met David Blakely
The Victim
10 April 1955 - David Blakely, 25
Arrested
10 April 1955 – Arrested: approximately 9 pm
10 April 1955 - 11 pm: made a statement admitting to shooting Blakely
11 April 1955 –12.30 pm: charged with murder
Trial
12 April 1955 - Appeared briefly at the Hampstead magistrate’s court
20 June 1955 - The Old Bailey trial
Convicted
20 June 1955
Sentenced
20 June 1955
Died
13 July 1955 – Hanged at Holloway Prison, London