Season 3 - Episode 6

DESCRIPTION: 

A controversial case in British law when a 22-year-old man with the mental capacity of a nine and a half-year-old, and the understanding of right and wrong equal to that of a 6-year-old, is sentenced to hang for murder.

*** LISTENER CAUTION IS ADVISED AS THIS EPISODE CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND DESCRIPTIONS THAT SOME LISTENERS MAY FIND DISTRESSING *** 

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MUSIC: 

Introspection by Purple Planet Music *

Water Lily by Kevin MacLeod ***

Shadowlands by Purple Planet Music *

Blue Feather by Kevin MacLeod **

Defeat by BoxCat Games **

Lostfrevr  by Ars Sonor **

Night I by Swelling **

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod ***

Ebow Song by Rest You Sleeping Giant **

* Music Sourced from http://www.purple-planet.com/ - used under an Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

** Music from http://freemusicarchive.org - used under an Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

*** Music sourced from http://incompetech.com/ - used under an Attribution License - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 

REFERENCES: 

National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey  - Prison and Hospital Records

https://historicengland.org.uk/research/inclusive-heritage/disability-history/1914-1945/mental-deficiency-between-the-wars/

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2007/nov/22/guardianobituaries.obituaries

The Sunday Express - 5th May 1952

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1331825/Human-rights-bid-to-free-child-killer-after-49-years.html

https://theukdatabase.com/2012/04/22/john-straffen-bath/

News Chronicle - 3rd May 1952

Manchester Guardian - 30th April 1952

http://www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-news/last-chapter-life-50s-child-4492771

http://maamodt.asp.radford.edu/Psyc%20405/serial%20killers/Straffen,%20John%20Thomas%20_2008,%20spring_.pdf

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