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William Watkins was executed in 1951 for the murder of his infant child. John Pugh, then a solicitor's clerk, was in court when the death sentence was announced and Pugh has never forgotten that experience. In Execution, Pugh undertook prodigious research to create this account of legal, political and public intrigue, and of indifference to the fate of a deaf bus driver. He goes on to argue that Watkins should not have been hanged and paints a picture of appalling injustice and policing. He also explains how the authorities have consistently refused to release the papers on this case.