We thank Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this Sunday evening’s programme – 18th July 2021 at 7pm on C103. (S.R.)
Where The Road Takes Me – Sunday 18th July
In ninteenth century Ireland, the laws of the land weighed heavily in favour of the rich and well-off. For family members of murder victims, they had a lot to endure besides coming to terms with the death of a relative.
Inquests were held almost immediately in the victim’s house and those on the inquest jury panel were required to attend and view the remains.
Jury members were chosen from the well-heeled in society and in some case specifically for their tendency to favour a guilty verdict.
For the perpetrator of the crimes, he or she, if found guilty would normally be sentenced to hang. There was little if any time for an appeal as the sentence was usually carried out within three days.
This week on ‘Where the road takes me’ and in the first of a two part programme, John Greene looks at how the judicial system has changed since then and we also delve into some of the historic murder cases from the 19th and early 20th centuries in County Cork.
Where the road takes me – this Sunday evening at 7 on C103.