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British serial killer John Christie murdered at least six women, including his wife, before being arrested and hanged in 1953.
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Christie was sentenced to death and hanged, just over two weeks later, at Pentonville Prison in London, on July 15,1953.
Following Christie's trial an investigation was undertaken to test Timothy Evans' guilt. It determined, after an investigation of only eleven days, that Evans had indeed killed his wife and daughter. Two years later, an attempt was made to launch another investigation, and extensive evidence was produced to suggest that the first investigation had been rushed,
and skewed to support the official version and avoid questioning the methods by which police had extracted Evans' confession.
Finally, an inquiry conducted in 1965 concluded that Evans had strangled his wife but not his daughter, and he was granted a posthumous pardon in 1966, as he was tried and hanged for killing his daughter, and not his wife.
Christie never confessed to killing baby Geraldine, despite having admitted to all the other murders while in prison in the weeks before his execution, so it seems unlikely that the guilt of Timothy Evans will ever be definitively established.
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