John Donald Merrett, who
was tried for the murder of his mother in 1927. The verdict was unproven
as ballistics could not ascertain if the gunshot wound from which she
died was suicide. He changed
his name to Ronald Chesney, and was later
convicted of killing his wife Veronica Bonnar and mother
in law Lady
Mary Menzies in February 1954. (Photo by Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty
Ref. GUA FM/2B/20/5 Indictment from Merrett case, 1926
(Image courtesy of Glasgow University Archive Services)
John Donald Merrett
John Donald Merrett with his wife Vera Merrett.
Bertha Merrett, 55.
Vera Merrett, 43.
Lady Mary Menzies,