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This page contains the deals of some of the pardons issued to people, which have been recommended by the Home Secretary and the UK Monarch of the day.

In the case of Timothy John Evans the pardon was issued posthumously.

Rogerio de Magalhaes Peixoto de Menezes

Rogerio de Magalhaes Peixoto de Menezes was convicted of an offence under the Treachery Act 1940, at the Central Criminal Court, on 2 April 1943. He was found guilty and sentenced to death. This sentence was commuted to Penal Servitude for Life on 31 May 1943. The pardon is dated 26 May 1943, and is signed by Herbert Morrison (the Home Secretary) and the King (George, R.I).

Timothy John Evans

Timothy John Evans was convicted of the murder of his baby daughter Geraldine Evans, at the Central Criminal Court on 13 January 1950. He was sentenced to death, and executed at Pentonville Prison on 9 March 1950. His posthumous pardon is dated 19 October 1966, and is signed by Roy Jenkins (the Home Secretary) and the Queen (Elizabeth, R).

John Reginald Halliday Christie was subsequently tried for the murder of Mrs Christie and was found guilty. He was executed at Pentonville Prison on 15 July 1953.

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