George Kelly biography
George Kelly was convicted of killing the manager of Cameo Cinema in Wavertree, Leonard Thomas, and Thomas' assistant John Catterall, on March 14, 1949. Because of the brutality of the infamous murder-robbery, 70,000 people were interviewed in order to find the suspects. With little evidence, Kelly and Charles Connolly were put on trial for the crime—which became the longest criminal trial in English history at the time. Kelly was hanged on February 8, 1950. More than 50 years later, Kelly was exonerated for the crime in 2003.