Unsolved Murders

Ada Smith

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Date: 8 Dec 1937

Place: unknown

Source: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

Ada Smith died from a miscarriage.

Two women were tried for her murder at the Manchester Assizes in December 1937 but acquitted.

However, one of the women, a 60-year old housewife, was convicted of conspiracy and of using an instrument to procure a miscarriage and sentenced to 5 years, whilst the other, a 47-year old housewife was convicted of conspiracy only and sentenced to 6 months.


see Hartlepool Northern Daily Mail - Wednesday 08 December 1937

see Portsmouth Evening News - Wednesday 08 December 1937

see The Scotsman - Friday 10 December 1937

see Belfast News-Letter - Friday 10 December 1937