HC Deb 15 August 1893 vol 16 cc244-5
MR. DODD (Essex, Maldon)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that the confession of Davies exonerates his brother Richard Davies to some extent from the crime of the murder of Sergeant Eves in Essex, he will consider whether the clemency of the Crown can be extended to Richard Davies, now under sentence of death?


I have carefully weighed all the circumstances connected with this case, with the result that I have felt myself justified in advising that the execution of the capital sentence on Richard Davies be respited, with the view to its commutation to penal servitude for life. In the case of John Davies the law must take its course.