1943-xx Update



Archive - 1943

Homicide #1943-xx

Date - 1943-12

Victim - COOK, Edith Grace (16)
Accused - WESTGATE, Albert Victor (43)
Charge - Murder

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 on July 24th, 1944.

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

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