Criminal broadsheet, Mary Wittinback's execution: 19th century
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Criminal broadsheet, Mary Wittinback's execution. A broadsheet entitled 'The Trial and Execution of Mary Wittinback, For Poisoning her Husband, Who suffered this Morning opposite the Debtor's Door in the Old Bailey.' The broadsheet describes the crime as, reported by winesses at the trial. Wittinback was found guilty of 'administering arsenic' to her husband in a pudding. 'The prisoner had also partaken of it, but she was recovered.' Wittinback's body was cut down and given to the surgeons for dissection.
1825 AD - 1829 AD