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Nov. 3, 2022

S07E06 | Henry Gaskin | The Murder of Elizabeth Gaskin

In the sixth episode of season 7, I tell the story of Henry Gaskin.


On February 19, 1919, 27-year-old Henry Gaskin murdered his 25-year-old wife, Elizabeth Gaskin, in a wooded area of Hednesford Hills, later dubbed 'Gaskin's Wood'.


After murdering Elizabeth, Henry dismembered her body and dumped it in a gasholder at Hednesford Gasworks.


On February 23, 1919, a week after the murder, Henry confessed to the police and showed them where he had dumped Elizabeth's body.


He was handed a death sentence on July 4, 1919, and his execution by hanging took place on August 8, 1919.


Intro music:⁣

David John Brady - 'Throw Down the Gauntlet'⁣⁣


My recording equipment:⁣

Shure SM7B Vocal Microphone

Cloud Microphone Cloudlifter CL1

Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB Audio Interface

Rode PSA-1 Professional Studio Boom Arm


Recorded and Edited in:⁣

Hindenberg PRO



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