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In 1835,James Pratt and John Smith were hanged outside Newgate Prison in London,in the last execution for this activity?

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In 1835, James Pratt and John Smith were hanged outside Newgate Prison in London, in the last execution in England for this activity, after a conviction for what?

APetty treason
BHighway robbery
CPiracy
DSodomy

Correct Option: 4  

Explanation:
Sodomy
The conviction rested solely on (identical) "eye at the keyhole" evidence from the landlord of the premises and his wife, who were unhappy with the tenant who had given shelter to Pratt and Smith for the night. The two men were convicted under section 15 of the Offences against the Person Act 1828 which had replaced longstanding legislation against sodomy. Twenty-six years later section 61 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861 abolished its death penalty.
posted Mar 13, 2018 by Atif

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