1927-03 Update



Archive - 1928

Homicide #1928-03

Date - 1928.02.14

Victim - Adams, Lottie (30)
Accused - Westgate, Albert (27)

In 1928, Albert Victor Westgate was convicted of murdering Lottie Adams of St. Vital, Manitoba, and sentenced to death.

Before he was to be hanged Westgate's punishment was commuted to life imprisonment. He served about 15 years of that sentence.  

Six months after he was released, in December of 1943, Westgate strangled Edith Cook, a 16 year-old Winnipeg girl.

For this second murder, Westgate was hanged ion July 24th, 1944.

See the Winnipeg Police Historical Story for a detailed accounting of this case.