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Bernard Hugh WALDEN





Classification: Murderer
Characteristics: Jealousy
Number of victims: 2
Date of murders: 1959
Date of birth: 1926
Victims profile: Miss Joyce Moran and her boyfriend, Neil Saxton
Method of murder: Shooting
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Status: Executed by hanging on 14th August 1959

Walden was a 33-year-old lecturer at Rotherham Technical College. He was convicted of a homosexual offence in 1949.

He later became infatuated with a woman on campus, Miss J Moran, and proposed to her. But she already had a boyfriend and resisted Walden's advances towards her. Consumed by jealousy, he shot dead both the woman and her boyfriend, N. Saxton.

At his trial in 1959 he told the court 'I am not as other men. I am a cripple and must be armed to put me on fair terms with others... I have an absolute right to kill.'

He was found guilty and sentenced to death. Although he was diagnosed as suffering from a chronic paranoid disorder, he was hanged at Armley Jail, Leeds, on 14th August 1959.



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