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This Sensational Murder Case Spurred The UK To Outlaw Capital Punishment

Ruth Ellis had a difficult life leading up to the night she shot her on-and-off boyfriend, David Blakely, in 1955. Variously described as a “model” and “nightclub hostess,” she was literally apprehended holding a smoking gun, and refused to alter her bleached-blonde locks to make a good impression during her trial. » 6/10/15 3:40pm 6/10/15 3:40pm