Unsolved Murders

David Pearson

Age: unknown

Sex: male

Date: 15 Jul 1908

Place: Black Cock Inn, Tipton

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

David Pearson died after being poisoned.

Three people were charged with administering a drug in his beer at the Black Cock Inn but were acquitted.

They had administered a large amount of Jalap that they had got at the chemists and he had become excessively purged and became weak and died a few weeks later.

However, it could not be proved that the drug had caused his death.


see Birmingham Daily Gazette - Wednesday 15 July 1908

see Lichfield Mercury - Friday 17 July 1908