THREE senior judges yesterday threw out an appeal on behalf of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, saying it was without merit.
RUTH ELLIS, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, had her murder conviction upheld by the Court of Appeal today.
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RUTH Ellis, the nightclub hostess hanged for murder 48 years ago after shooting dead her lover, had intended to kill herself as well - but ran out of bullets, the Court of Appeal heard yesterday.
HALF a century ago, after a two-day trial, it took an Old Bailey jury 15 minutes to reach its conclusion that Ruth Ellis was guilty of the murder of her racing driver lover, David Blakely.
AN APPEAL aimed at quashing the murder conviction of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, is to be heard in London next week.
Every time Muriel Jakubait looks in the mirror, she sees the face of Ruth Ellis, the last woman ever hanged in Britain. Ellis was her sister, had she lived she would be 74 now. Muriel wonders how Ruth would have aged. The last photograph she has of her, taken just before she died, shows a blonde and beautiful 28-year-old woman. It is the way the rest of the world will always remember her.
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