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Now at the time, this area was under the control of Staffordshire. I have been asked for some information regarding what it transpires, was a savage act of jealousy. In May,1921, Howard Allen Woodcraft, who was 20 years old, killed a young woman, also from Perry Barr, whose name was Florence May Sturmey. There was never any doubt that he was responsible for her death, and he was found guilty in August, and sentenced to death. It was subsequently put to an appeal, where some questions were raised about his mental condition. Found by the Doctors to have a poor and weak intellect, he was reprieved, and sent to a secure Hospital. Has anyone any further information on what happened to him, when he was released, and from which Hospital.


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