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Child serial killer Gordon Northcott sentenced to death by hanging

A stock photo showing gallows and a hanging rope against blue sky.


After a 27 day trial it took the jury just two hours to find Gordon Northcott guilty. It didn’t help that his own father says he did it.

However, Northcott only accepted the verdict on the day of his execution. In minutes, he transformed from the confident killer and torturer of little boys to someone so scared that his knees wouldn’t support him.

The resultant slack in the rope meant his fall was too short to break his neck. It is said that it took him 11 minutes to die...