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Name:

Daniel Raven

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

1926
Kill Total: 2

Kill date:

October 1949

Kill Place:

 

Status:

Married

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Leopold Goodman

Esther Goodman

D.O.B.

Leopold  - 1900

Esther   - 1902

 


 

Court:

The Old Bailey

Judge:

 

Prosecution:

 

Defence:

 

 


 


 

 

 

FACTFILE

 

Monday 10th October 1949, Raven along with his in-laws went to visit his wife, and 4 day old son, in a maternity home in Muswell Hill, North London.

After the visit Raven gave his father-in-law and mother-in-law a lift home. Once there he beat them to death.

 

Leopold Goodman aged 49, and his wife Esther, aged 47, were successful and respected Russian Jews, running several businesses in Edgware North London.

 

At about 9:55pm that evening Leopold's business partner Frederick Freeman and his wife visited the house in Ashcombe Gardens, Edgware, to hear news about the new grandson, getting no response Fred saw an open window and on climbing through found the two mutilated bodies.

The police telephoned Raven and asked him to come to the house, he quickly changed out of his bloodstained clothes, put on a clean suit and headed o t house.

Police were curious that despite the late hour Raven was wearing a crisp clean shirt, they made enquiries and discovered that these were not the same clothes he had been wearing earlier in the evening. They searched his home in Edgewarebury Lane, north London, and found a bloodstained blue suit. they also found recently cleaned shoes with traces of blood hidden in the garage, and his car also had traces of blood that he had tried to clean away.

 

Tuesday 22nd November 1949, Raven stood trial for double murder at the Old Bailey in London. His defence was that he had called at the house and got no reply and like Fred Freeman had climbed in the window. He knelt to see if they were dead, and then ran away in fright.

 

He appealed his conviction, but the death sentence was upheld.

 

Friday 6th January 1950, Raven was hanged at Pentonville Prison by

 

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