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Apr 19, 2015

Murderer had bishop's sympathy

The Bishop of Llandaff was one of 30,000 people who petitioned for a reduced sentence for Newport murderer William Beavan. Beavan had killed his wife ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

in 1905. He had worked as a tailor in Abergavenny before rejoining the army to serve in the South African war. While he was away, his wife moved in with another man, by whom she had two children. She refused to return to her husband. Beavan escaped the death sentence, and his life sentence was eventually reduced to 7.5 years. For more on this story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the window of Direct Fashion, 45 Commercial Street, Newport. Or click here