Unsolved Murders

Annie Glaney

Age: unknown

Sex: female

Date: 7 Oct 1906

Place: 114 Trongate, Glasgow

Annie Glaney died from head injuries.

A seaman was tried for her murder but acquitted.

It was heard that Annie Glaney had been an alcoholic and had been assaulted twice earlier on in the evening that she died by two women in separate instances.

The seaman was said to have assaulted her in the Trongate by kicking her.

The seaman denied killing her. However, a special defence was also set up that Annie Glaney had first been assaulted by a woman in Wilson Street and then secondly by two women at 14 Quay.

She died from a fractured skull and haemorrhage on the brain.

The court heard that a lot of whisky had been consumed and that it had more or less been a drunken orgy on the previous night, and that Annie Glaney was very much addicted to drink.

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see www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

see National Records of Scotland - JC26/1907/25

see Edinburgh Evening News - Friday 04 January 1907

see Dundee Courier - Saturday 05 January 1907