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  • Castle Cottage Llangybi Murder Scene on 18 July 1878

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This is an actual picture of Castle Cottage a sad event which happened in Llangybi in 1878; this picture was taken on the 18th July 1878 at the crime scene at Castle Cottage in Llangybi.
It was the home of William and Elizabeth Watkins and their three youngest children (Charlotte, 8 years, Alice, 5 years and Frederick, 4 years).
A Spanish sailor Josef Garcia was convicted, at the Sessions House in Usk, of their murder and was given the death penalty for his crime..
You can see by the door of the Cottage 2 police officers in their uniform of the day.

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