Edith Thompson and Frederick Bywaters

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Edith Thompson
Freddy Bywaters, Edith Thompson, Percy Thompson.jpg
Frederick Bywaters (left), Edith Thompson and Percy Thompson in July 1921
Born
Edith Jessie Graydon

(1893-12-25)25 December 1893
Dalston, London
Died9 January 1923(1923-01-09) (aged 29)
HMP Holloway, London
Cause of deathExecution by hanging
Resting placeBrookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England
51°18′14″N 0°37′34″W / 51.303983°N 0.626007°W / 51.303983; -0.626007
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Criminal statusExecuted
Spouse(s)
Percy Thompson
(m. 1916; died 1922)
MotiveCrime passionel
Conviction(s)Murder
(11 December 1922)
Criminal chargeMurder
PenaltyDeath
Partner(s)Frederick Bywaters
Details
VictimsPercy Thompson
Frederick Bywaters
Born(1902-06-27)27 June 1902
Died9 January 1923(1923-01-09) (aged 20)
Cause of deathExecution by hanging
Resting placeHMP Pentonville, London
NationalityUnited Kingdom
OccupationMerchant seaman
Criminal statusExecuted
MotiveCrime passionel
Conviction(s)Murder
(11 December 1922)
Criminal chargeMurder
PenaltyDeath
Partner(s)Edith Thompson
Details
VictimsPercy Thompson

Edith Jessie Thompson (25 December 1893 – 9 January 1923) and Frederick Edward Francis Bywaters (27 June 1902 – 9 January 1923) were a British couple executed for the murder of Thompson's husband Percy. Their case became a cause célèbre.