The true story of a horrifying crime and the last man hanged in Ireland.
It had been a hectic few hours of action and concentrated teamwork for the garda force in Limerick, and a great deal had happened since the head-lights of a car had startled and frightened of a mystery man and revealed a half-naked and motionless body of a woman. . .
When the body of Nurse Catherine Cooper was discovered on a Limerick roadside in November 1953, subsequent events led to the arrest, trial and hanging of Michael Manning. He was the last man executed by the state in Ireland.
Who was Michael Manning and what caused the newly married, twenty-four-year-old to attack the nurse? What sad twist of fate had prompted Catherine Coooper to walk into the city that night and what vital clues led gardaí to her killer?
In this intriguing account of the murder and its aftermath, Dermott Walsh opens up the casebook of this harrowing crime.
Beneath Cannock's Clock - The last man hanged in Ireland
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