Added: Oct 21 2017
If a man accused of murder is reprieved, then we have no right to call him a murderer. But in this case - guilty or not guilty - a reprieve might not have been forthcoming save for an element quite unique in the casebook of Scotland Yard. Alexander Campbell Mason, a young Scot, stood his trial for murder at the Old Bailey in the Spring of 1903. Whether it was luck, chance or fate, it was a shower of rain which almost certainly saved him from the gallows...