Pronouncing Death – Roger Casement


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The Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales The Right Honourable The Viscount Reading GCB, KCVO, PC, KC

29th June 1916

Sir Roger David Casement, you have been found guilty of treason, the gravest crime known to the Jaw, and upon evidence which in our opinion is conclusive of guilt. Your crime was that of assisting the King’s enemies, that is the Empire of Germany, during the terrible war in which we are engaged. The duty now devolves  me of passing sentence upon you, and it is that you be taken hence to a lawful prison, and thence to a place of execution, and that you be there hanged by the neck until you be dead. And the Sheriffs of the Counties of London and Middlesex are, and each of them is, hereby charged with the execution of this judgment, and may the Lord have mercy on your soul.

 

Mr. JUSTICE AVORy   Amen

Mr. JUSTICE HORRIDGE:   Amen

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