Derek Bentley

Birthday
30, 1933
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 28, 1953 (19)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
30, 1933
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 28, 1953 (19)

About

English criminal who was hanged for his role in the murder of a police officer in 1952. The fact that it was his accomplice, rather than himself, who fired the fatal gunshot made his murder case the subject of much controversy.

Before Fame

He had many health issues and sustained major head injuries after the house he was living in was bombed during World War II.

Trivia

He received a posthumous royal pardon with respect to his death sentence in 1993. In 1998, his murder conviction was entirely quashed.

Family Life

He had a sister named Iris, who publicly fought for his pardoning.

Associated With

He was portrayed by Christopher Eccleston in the 1991 film Let Him Have It.