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Hanratty

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  1. James. 1936–62, Englishman executed, despite conflicting evidence, for a murder on the A6 road. Subsequent public concern played a major part in the abolition of capital punishment in Britain. New DNA evidence led to an appeal by Hanratty's supporters being dismissed in 2002
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  • Father Hanratty was a firm minded man, with a somewhat rough manner, but a heart natural and warm.

    The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine

    William Carleton