20 March 2014

sixty-seven years ago - part 9 - death in Boggo Road Gaol

Thursday 20 March, 1947
Early in the morning on this day, our grandfather's body was discovered in a jail cell. He was 9 days into his life sentence. It was alleged he committed suicide by hanging himself with his belt which he had attached to the bars of the cell window. A  statement of innocence was found beside his emaciated body. Once again Reg Brown declared emphatically that he had nothing to do with Bronia Armstrong's death. Also on this day the Courier-Mail received a letter from an unknown person confessing to the Armstrong murder. In keeping with the speed of this entire case, Detective Stewie Kerr instantly disregarded the letter and its contents.
Deb and Jan


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