What killed Tommy Edwards?
On February 6th 1958 eight Manchester United football players were killed in a plane crash By what nickname were they generally known?
Eight players - Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, Duncan Edwards, Billy Whelan, Tommy Taylor, David Pegg and Geoff Bent - killed in the 1958 plane crash were within the group collectively known as the Busby Babes, a term coined by Frank Nicklin, who was a reporter with the Manchester Evening News.
Kieth Griffin, Nancy Grace's fiance, was killed in 1979 by former coworker, Tommy McCoy. Nancy Grace was 19 at the time of his death. Tommy McCoy was not given the death penalty as he suffers from mild retardation and was given a life sentence instead. According to statements made by Nancy Grace herself her fiance was killed during a $35 mugging.
Tommy was on the boat deck, at the front of a crowd, waiting for a boat (while the ship was sinking obviously) and the crowd was becoming rowdy. Officer Murdoch was trying to get everybody to calm down and stay away from the boat because they were starting to come towards him (and the boat) and so he threatened to shoot anyone who took one more step closer. Somebody behind Tommy pushed him forward and…